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Friday, 30 September 2011
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Monday, 26 September 2011
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Saturday, 24 September 2011
Friday, 23 September 2011
N is for Nails.
Cutting your nails at sea will provoke a storm. If a young unmarried woman cuts the nails on her right hand she will rule her husband. A child’s nails should never be cut or he will become ‘light fingered’ but can be nibbled off by his mother.
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
L is for Ladder.
A well known superstition is that it is unlucky to walk under a ladder but the bad fortune comes as the shape the ladder makes from leaning against a wall is the triangle of the Holy Trinity and walking through it suggests a sympathy for the Devil!
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Monday, 19 September 2011
Sunday, 18 September 2011
I is for itching.
Having an unexplained sensation in the body, for example an itch is suggested to have a significance depending on where it is. An itch in your:
Right ear = Your mother is thinking of you
Left ear = Your lover is thinking of you
Eyes = A pleasant surprise if it is your right, a disappointment if it is your left
Cheeks = Someone is talking about you
Hands = Your right means you will be getting money soon, your left means you will be losing some.
Nose = You will be kissed, cursed, vexed or shake hands with a fool!
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Friday, 16 September 2011
Thursday, 15 September 2011
This is my favourite image I have done in a while. It is an A2 4 colour screen print about the Sussex tradition of 'telling the bees'.
If the bees weren't told of any important event they would withhold their honey from the owners. If there was a death in the family the hive would be decorated with a black crepe bow otherwise the bees would die in sympathy.
F is for Fingers.
Assessing the fingers can allow you to glean as much about a person’s character as from studying their face. For example:
Fat fingers = Dim-witted
Long fingers = Artist’s hands (but will be foolish with money)
Short fingers = Gluttonous
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Monday, 12 September 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
B is for Bees.
Bees are seen as sacred as they were thought to be divine messengers and foretellers of the future. You should never kill a bee, and you should always tell the bees of any change in circumstance in the home otherwise they will pine and die, or fly away; a grave misfortune.
Saturday, 10 September 2011
You will soon be able to order your copy of Boxed and Labelled II which is 'a compelling exploration of the power of state-of-the-art packaging design today'. I have some of my packaging work featured in it and am looking forward to receiving my copy in the post!
Images taken from the Gestalten website.
I picked up this book for a mere 50p last weekend. It is full of lovely illustrations of London and London traditions. This little image of the pearly Kings and Queens reminded me of these drawings that I did earlier this Summer. You can see more pictures from the London book on mine and my mother's inspiration blog HERE.