A number of years ago I developed a tea recipe based on my ideal garden. This tea when steeped with honey and with closed eyes transports me into a magical world of nature scents and tastes. I imagined what the packaging for this tea would look like. The star flowers are based on the most simple part of the Jasmine flower which blooms at night into a star. In regard to typography, the logo for the Enchanted Garden tea is a large G with a E attached inside like a secret.
I envision a bright yellow box of sunshine onto which a re-worked image of Monet's water lily garden is placed. The box is closed with a ribbon stamped with stars. The ribbon is pulled and the box is opened to reveal a white mug with star florals hanging all around the mug rim. The mug is filled with a bag of garden tea for steeping. Inside the box is a card on which the ingredients and their properties are listed on one side, and the logo on the other. A second smaller card reveals a poem about this Enchanted Garden.
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Enchanted Garden Tea Box
10 years ago, I was studying aromatherapy and natural perfumery and was creating a fashion portfolio based on the seven most potent flowers of the essential oils - Neroli, Chamomile, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Lotus, Lavender, and Jasmine. Part of that portfolio was creating these seven illustrations based on classical silk scarf designs and the essences of these 7 flowers. These illustrations were transferred to silk-screens where they were then silk-screened onto fabric that would be used in the dress creation for these portfolios. These illustrations are easily applied to fabrics, package design, placemat setting design, and cushion covers. These illustrations were created in pencil and then outlined in nib and ink. They were then scanned in high resolution into the computer. The originals were lost in the 2013 Calgary floods, along with the dresses.
FLORAL SCARF DESIGNS