Friday, 16 November 2012

fly free my lovely

Here are sections of a pattern i have been working on. I have really been thinking about the concept of 'freedom' a lot lately...freedom to evolve into the person you are meant to be; freedom to choose how you wish to live your life; and freedom in pursuing the goals you have set for yourself. These little characters, above, kind of...appeared, as i have been thinking about these issues surrounding freedom. I have named this pattern: 'Fly Free My Lovely.'

Without getting into all the ugly 'nitty-gritty' details, not too long ago, this idea of 'freedom,' for myself and the way i was wanting to live my life was a nutshell...a manipulative, controlling man + the 'rules' of the family court = no say, no freedom for the person on the other end (me). This idea of freedom was something i have to admit, i had never really thought about, i had taken 'freedom' for granted. Not anymore. Now, 4 years on and 4 years of being strong, persistent and determined, it's all over....that part of my life is finished. Chapter closed. I have learnt an extraordinary amount. I have learnt about the person i am; how i wish to live the rest of my life and never to take for granted my freedom.


  1. oh Julianne!!! Your designs and illustrations are always GORGEOUS and so so sooooooooooo ADORABLE!!! Love your new blog :)

  2. Great Julianne! And the value of freedom is so often noticed only when it's gone! What a nice thing to have as a theme for a print, and your characters are just adorable. They look VERY happy!

  3. Thankyou Majo and Tina for your kind and encouraging comments - i really appreciate it xxx