‘Swallows and Clouds’2014
10" diameter x 7" high
Originally this was a commission I designed for a baby’s nursery, whose walls were painted with clouds. They asked for birds to feature on it, so I drew my favourites, swallows. I love watching the swallows out of my kitchen windows, swooping over the canal, looking like they are having such fun. If I could come back in another life, I think I would like to be a swallow!
I was really pleased with the result. So, when the customer came to collect it, I was really disappointed to see it go. I always keep the working drawings for all my lampshades, so I decided to make another one for the Gallery.
This piece is currently for sale in my ’50 Years of Batik’ exhibition