In my creative imagination I am inspired by both patterns and colours. As a small child armed with a box of cheap felt tips I liked nothing better than to spend the afternoon laying on the carpet and organizing the colour tones from light to dark and in groups of pinks, blues, greens and so forth.
In this piece I enjoyed collecting the pictures of lace (around the edges) and this is the first image where I use the picture as it is rather than for its colour (see the spoon images).
Spoons ? why? you might ask. Well in Victorian Society you may have valued spoons as a gift, unlike today.
A wooden spoon may also have been given. The tradition of giving a wooden spoon dates back many many years, the wooden spoon was considered to be the most useful utensil to be used by the woman of the house in her kitchen and would be used to help and assist the new Bride in her kitchen to enable her to cook and produce the best meals for her new husband, and later her family. An interesting Scottish variation on this custom was the giving of a spirtle (for stirring the porridge) in lieu of a spoon.