There is so much inspiration to be found in nature. Our team has chosen several flowers, critters, and fashion to feature this month. For April, my choice was based on color and the need for spring to make its appearance. The pop of ladybug red, black and white, and sunshine yellow is a feast for the eyes especially after a long winter.
The pattern on Dominique’s coat and color resembles a ladybug and also pulls the vibrant red of the turban buttercup. I also think about the textile artists and fashion designers who use their art and craft to create beautiful clothing using plant, animal, and fibers to mimic these patterns and colors. Inspiration for textiles have been fundamental in creating clothing since the beginning of civilization.
Drawn in by the ladybug, or some, refer to it as the ladybird, I was easily captured by Dominique of 3C Style choice of fashion. Being inspired by Roda from Growing Self, her beautiful photo of the perfect ladybug on greens, and Darren from The Arty Plantsman, photos of his double-flowered forms of the Ranunculus or Turban Buttercup in red, white, and yellow, you can see how this look came together. From these, I was able to sketch and create art based on how closely Fashion and Nature come together. I was especially drawn to the silky appearance of the Turban Buttercup. For all of the April looks, make sure to visit the links above.
Below is one of my favorite Ladybug quotes in a free printable. For all of the fashionista’s, is one of my sketch’s from the art work above. These are for personal use only. Great for craft projects or art. Click on the link to download to your device.
Let nature inspire you!