Star flower

OK I am maybe getting a bit obsessed with the paisley now and should stop and read a book or something. You have to admit it’s pretty though. I like a that it’s so organic, and although there are recurring shapes you see in commercial patterns it’s really creative and not at all restrictive – except you have to be neat or it doesn’t work at all..

paisley starflower wallpaper

There was a book called “The Owl Service” by Alan Garner, which I read when I was young and it haunted me. A girl on her own in the attic of a dark house, compulsively tracing the owl patterns on an old plate, waiting for something terrible to happen..

70s paisley

We used to have wallpaper very much like this. Everyone hated it 🙂

brown paisley

Paisley wrap

paisley wrapping

I’m getting really into paisley today..

Creature Paisley

paisley creatures coloured

I’ve got a bit of a thing about paisley at the moment.. I think this would make nice wrapping paper.

Pencil sketch, scanned in and then printed out so I could colour over the top with alcohol markers.

Here’s the black and white version, if you know anyone who likes colouring..

paisley creatures bw

Wrapping paper

This is silly – I made lots of little pictures in MSpaint at the side of my PC while watching films, and put them together to use as wrapping paper this Christmas..

Ms paint wrapping paper

Ms paint wrapping paper

Here are the cards I sent out last year ;)

(The Santa tessellates to make wrapping paper)