‘Flow’ is an abstract condition that is often experienced in abundance by artists, musicians, and athletes. It is an instance of substantial concentration where distractions, time and consciousness often dematerialize. Some call this entering the ‘zone’ or ‘disappearing in one’s work’. The ‘flow’ is a positive, healthy and recurrently a significant source of personal contentment.
Vintage Textile & Paper Designs
Design – Paper – Decorative design, modernish
Deutsche kunst und dekoration. 1899.
Design – Paper – Marbleized Orange (1)
Bright orange marbleized from Lepidoptera Indica v.2 1890. Liner page; marbleized orange.
Design – Paper – Marbleized Orange (2)
Vintage 19th c. marbled paper, Shell pattern. From UW: “This pattern’s creation dates back to sometime near the end of the 18th century in France. This pattern is created in a similar way to a Turkish pattern. Once the desired colors have been chosen they can be sprinkled onto the bath. Whichever of those colors is picked to be the final color dropped or at least the most dominate color to be included is the one which would be mixed with oil before being sprinkled onto the bath. The addition of the oil in the color causes the characteristic white outline to appear and the pigment to become darker towards the center of the drop. The primary colors for this example are orange, black and blue.
Design – Paper – Marbleized Red (3)
Design – Paper – Marbleized orange and pink
Public Domain photo of paper/textile courtesy of vintageprintable.swivelchairmedia.com
Being in the business it’s hard not to love Letterpress printing. A technique of relief printing using a printing press, a process by which many copies are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against sheets or a continuous roll of paper.
Photos courtesy of unsplash.com & Kim Rene’