As some of you may already know, I think The Botanical Garden in Sheffield is a lovely place to visit at any time of year; I love Spring though when the Magnolia and Cherry blossom petals are out in full bloom... knowing that the flowering season is short I paid a visit recently to get a little floral inspiration and I wasn't disappointed.
After spending an enjoyable time exploring the gardens I took a moment to get out of the cold by walking through the glasshouse where I was surprised and delighted to see the Protea and the Bird of Paradise flowering brightly... a bit of a bonus getting some tropical trend inspiration ... on a chilly Spring day!
But back in the studio it's what I call the Wild West trend, Cowboy & Cowgirls on the Prairie as seen on Dior catwalk, that I'm being reminded of as in the background I'm listening to the track "Say Something" a collaboration by Justin Timberlake and Country blues singer Chris Stapleton which I think works really well. I love the official video that accompanies this song featuring the historic Bradbury Building in Los Angeles - now there's another space and place which would be great to visit...
In this space which has no ceilings, walls or doors... I would like to invite you in, and share with you some of the simple things in life which help to inspire my illustration work, from music to the places and spaces we call home...