Monday, May 23, 2011

Purple Irises

Inspired by Tina's post found at riverfront vintage

" Vintage Inspiration "

and loving the vibrant colors and stylized graphic design of Vera Neumann

I search the studio for a bisque ware dish

and create a new design

The iris's history is rich,

dating back to Ancient Greek times when the Greek Goddess Iris,

the messenger of the gods and the personification of the rainbow,

acted as the link between heaven and earth

I am inspired by the story I read on Vera's bio...

She was the first person to put print on a bed sheet.

She was the first person to bring bright colors to the table.

She was of the belief that fine art shouldn’t just be for the wealthy.

It should be available to all and it should be incorporated in everyone’s everydays.

By having Vera linens in your kitchen,

it puts a smile on your face while you’re doing the drabbest duties.

Vera had the philosophy that you should change the art around you

every once in a while

because you soon stop seeing it.

Grateful for shared inspiration !


  1. Beautiful!
    My mother would be in Heaven!! Considering she is part of the Iris Society!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    And join in for Sand and Sea Sundays at Gypsea Nurse..

  2. I love this! Did you use porcelain paint?

  3. Paulette, the story of the purple iris; I am one of the founders of a Mardi Gras Krewe and our flower is the purple iris and i wrote a story about the Goddess of Iris -- I've also visited Laguna Beach and was so inspired by the art festival, so Bravo! Terri

  4. So beautiful. Love the pictures, love the post! Whenever I can learn something new I'm happy ... you've made me happy! jules