Next person to work in my sea-themed Travelling Book was Janet. Several members had been a bit apprehensive about the idea of producing work for other people and I’m sure Janet wouldn’t mind me saying that she was one of them. But something they all found as the cycle wore on was that the genuine delight of other people in their work helped put those fears to rest and I was genuinely delighted with this and the contrast with Elaine’s ‘Sea of Buttons’.
Janet’s inspiration was the film ‘Titanic’ which was another aspect of this that I’ve loved: seeing the different places people have turned to for inspiration. Faced with ‘The Sea’ as a theme I would always default to the physical – waves, beaches etc. Thank goodness we’re all wired differently!
I love the simple lines of this.
It tells the story perfectly and the little details, like the shaded blue fabric, the distant school of fish and the portholes on the side of the sunken boat are lovely.
I couldn’t wait to see what the next person was going to create!