Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Zebedee

Zebedee is my latest Folksy discovery, selling these fantastic linoprints which make me want to plot an escape to the English countryside (but not for long, I'm a city girl through and through.)

Perhaps I am craving some green grass as even the names of the prints are making me feel very calm and tranquil. Patchwork Fields - bliss. It reminds me of the small squares of Irish fields I see from the plane window every time I fly home to see my family (my brain is blank - someone remind me of the name for how they divided these small fields in the 19th century?)

Just the name 'Meadow' makes me happy - I've always dreamed of going to the golden meadow from the film Shadowlands (does that exist or have I idealised that in my mind, maybe it was a valley?) I love the colour in these prints.

Storms are my favourite type of weather, so photos and pictures with ominous clouds always catch my eye.

I even love the little dots of colour at the bottom of each print - can you tell I'm enamoured with this artist?

9 comments:

Serena said...

God, I learnt that field thing in GCSE history... and now it's going to be playing on my mind all night :).

Rebecca said...

Hi there...I am looking for an Etsy artist to collaborate with...I'd like to create a line of vintage herb tags, labels for canning, pickling, home brewing, a kitchen calender to keep it all organized, and a farmers' market/csa check-list. Do you know of anyone?

avant garde said...

precious artwork, the black and white looks like a woodcut? very scandinavian in appearance, simply lovely.

Lily G. said...

Awww, these are great. So cute and lovely.

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shelia day said...

How adorable! It reminds me of the countryside and village where my husband is from. Thanks for posting!

Flora said...

oh they are fantastic,especially fond of the first two. Have you seen the Penguin English Journeys series of books? They have great cover illustrations,sure you would like them too,have just posted about them on my blog.

Alexis said...

Thanks for sharing those. They made me so happy!

Star said...

I loved those lino cuts, especially the first one. I think you are thinking of the 'strip system' of dividing up the fields in medieval times?
Blessings, Star

Joanna said...

They are very reminiscent of woodcuts, which I love and which remind me of The Canterbury Tales.