Cattywumpus is a good word. I don’t know how it is spelled.
It’s the word that came to mind when I rounded the bend near the dressing rooms at Liberty of London back in September. There I came face to face with one of Deborah Bowness’ dress images. It was green.
Only I didn’t know it was by Deborah Bowness, and I didn’t know that it was wallpaper, handmade in England. I just knew that I loved it.
As luck would have it, a similarly wonky layered photograph of a lamp popped up in one of the many design websites I troll. It seemed like the creative hand behind the lamp matched my memory of that layered dress. The source was discovered!
Like David Hockney paintings, that I came to love back in the early 1980s, Bowness layers images up against each other in ways I can only call cattywumpus.
Ordinary becomes extraordinary.
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wow…she’s an interesting one. so simple and so effective. thanks for sharing, dearest.
Makes me want to cut things up and paste them together.
That is so effective.. I would love to have the right room for it in my home! Loving the cattywumpus!!
Love the dress. Love the word cattywumpus. Love your blog. Emma from http://girlinthegarret.blogspot.com and BYW
Oh thank you Emma! I have had a busier-than-usual month and feel so behind in BYW. Are you enjoying it? I am going to try to get more focused on it this week. Now going off to snoop in your garret!
A new word! Love it!