Did you intentionally coordinate the design on the wallpaper with the type of flower/plant you created?
I’d like to say yes, but really I worked with lovely Mel who made everything. We definitely had some specific flowers in mind on most of them but not all. We spent a couple of days in the studio together trying to craft flowers—and even though some of these were very large (about 5-ft high), most were actually pretty small.
We knew we wanted to enclose the flowers on all sides, including the floor and ceiling, so working out the proportion for a page size was a challenge. Mel and her husband mocked up a set and worked out the proportions so that when we got to the studio we knew what to do—or the set builder, lovely Rob, did! So, four of the arrangements were huge like the one on the cover, and the rest were in boxes hung against a wallpapered flat that we could crop into for the right page size.