The roads of London are lined with many trees that burst of pretty blooms every year come spring. Wandering the city’s streets, you can enjoy the spring sight through boroughs full of flowers. It’s worth to go off the beaten path and explore all the little cute cobbles and mews leading away from the main streets. Magnolia trees are usually the first to bloom, starting at the beginning of March, followed by cherries trees in April and wisteria bushes in May. Since magnolias are one of the first signs to announce the arrival of spring, I felt inspired to make these beautiful flowers the sole element of our newest print, Magnolia Road.
The Magnolia Road Print
For our Magnolia Road print, I tried to capture the delicate beauty and airy appeal of these stunning flowers. I’m just in love with the large, velvety petals and the subtle colour shifts from white, to pink and purple. For my drawing, I drew individual flowers and flower twigs that illustrate the life of a magnolia blossom, from tightly closed bud to slowly unfurling and full-bloom. I love the graphic quality of the dark branches and lush flowers set before a dreamy blue sky. A colour palette in powder pink, sky blue, and burgundy compliments the beautiful magnolia blooms and adds fresh spring vibes. Are you a fan of magnolias, too?
I love how refreshing the specks of blue sky shine between the delightful blooms of the magnolia tree. Sometimes it’s enough to just go out and look around to find inspiration for a floral design.
As magnolia season gets underway in March, you can find a showy display of velvety blossoms in the many pretty gardens and yards. Notting Hill and West Kensington are good places to find blooming magnolia trees.
I used the Magnolia Road print to create the lovely printable gift tags. These gift and favour tags are great for many occasions in spring, including Mother’s Day, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, or to label shower gifts.
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