Yesterday, we attended a wedding in an old, preserved mansion. In all the years we've lived in this area, we never even knew it existed. The funny part is that the bride & groom are from Barcelona (my husband's aunt), and they more or less found this charming location when they were looking for just such a place to tie the knot.
Of all the magnificent details in the mansion, I found myself drawn to these sheers. The winding leaf motif reminds me of my go-to leaf doodle, and the one that I used to create both my Boxwood fabric (from my Urbana collection) and my Vinery fabric (in the upcoming Tilly collection - sneak peek from yesterday).
It's a versatile little, teardrop leaf shape and is well-traveled through time and pattern design. I see it as much when I go to antique shops as I do in current products. I have no idea why I'm so attracted to it - just kinda feels good and very natural coming out of my pen onto paper.
What's your favorite motif to doodle? Do you see it frequently in old as well as new designs?