On a day when really it was hard to tell if the sun had actually risen at all. On a day when the grip of winter seemed to tighten just a little more. On a day when the cold seemed to erase all the colour from everything....I found all of this:
|hyacinth, 1st February 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes|
a hint of colour with the promise of something beautiful and fragrant,
|mini orchid, 1st February 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes|
whilst elsewhere this is already in full bloom with more to come.
|mini orchid, detail, 1st February 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes|
|hyacinth bulb, 1st February 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes|
I keep floating back to images from the recent Paris shows. In particular, Elie Sabb. In particular, these dresses:
Some new ideas are taking shape,
|sketch, January 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes|
which will probably involve a few of theses:
|Leaf Skeletons, 1st February 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes|
I'm feeling confident and a little impatient. I may just go right ahead and make it in silver and by-pass the whole prototype stage. Hmmmm.