I love the fact that plants and art go hand-in-hand when styling the home. And as a maker I love the way that plants can offer a muse as well as a function for art too.
In my own home I like to combine elements of art-work that I have made as well as prints and illustrations which have a botanical theme. I also like to mix contemporary styling with vintage accents to create a fresh, yet homely appeal.
Somebody who has known me for a long time observed that I am becoming more like my mother. It's true my mom has an extensive conservatory with a jungle of greenery, so I was brought up surrounded by plants, but young children and now a puppy have meant a relatively conservative approach to greenery in our main living areas, until now...
Our kitchen-living area now has a growing 'green wall', with plants being displayed in a variety of porcelain planters that I have been developing as a ceramicist. I am really enjoying the renewed trend for macramé, but have been giving it a contemporary feel with my clean porcelain lines, delicate braiding with the addition of porcelain (and wooden) beads.
I'm really enjoying this current revival of the humble house-plant. From the 70's iconic cheese or 'Monstera Deliciosa' plant, which is providing inspiration for many new artists - check out @livingpattern whose work I adore, to the myriad of easy-to-grow succulents and cacti. Pictured in my round bubble planter is the gorgeous string-of-beads or Senecio Rowleyanus. I'm sorry I don't know the names of my little green friends pictured in my mini triple planter.
All of my plants feel like pieces of art-work in their own right, so you can see why Judith and Igor from Urban Jungle Bloggers chose 'Plants and Art' as their theme for bloggers this month. I love being part of their green community so go and check it out.
My botanical inspired art-work:
'Blossom' - floral print by Emma Hardicker
'Botanical Ferns' poster print by Bygone Press
'Spring' - fabric/cushion by Emma Hardicker
'Succulent Life' - digital print by Annie Pancake
I do have an etsy shop, but I enjoyed a busy summer with the children so haven't filled it yet with my new designs, but do get in contact with any commission work if you like these hanging planters.
I'm off to check out the other posts now in #urbanjunglebloggers. Maybe see you there?