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Friday, June 18, 2010


I love paisley. Paisley is pretty flowers organized in a rational, mathematical, 2-dimensional garden. I like paisley on ties, boxer shorts, carpets, curtains, or anything in a gypsy fortune teller's shop. It's lush and sensual, familiar and exotic. I smell jasmine and hear Aladdin rubbing his lamp at the cave entrance.

I did the drawings above in colored pencil and silver marker. They are each 20" x 24", matted and framed, and are available if someone is interested in purchasing them. I did them because I enjoyed creating paisley at work so much, I came home and made these for fun.

My experience in packaging includes printing paisley patterns around unusual box shapes, and such intricate patterns can be challenging to meet on the overlapping edges, but the results can be striking. Mixing and matching patterns and colors is also a challenge, but well worth it if you have the time to beat these things into submission. The patterns shown below were used by Barton's for a set of gift boxes. If you'd like to see more of my packaging, go to my website at http://www.artbyhensley.com/.


  1. when I looked paisley up it did not mention flowers. But They sure do look like flowers and your art is beautiful.

  2. Perfect theme for you this week!! I do like your paisley flowers :)

  3. Thanks. Technically, I wouldn't call the top 2 pictures paisley, more paisley-inspired. Of the patterns on bottom, the bottom left is the most traditional with the tear drop shape. My understanding is paisley as a stylized floral in a repeat pattern as created in the Middle East and India, but maybe my understanding has been corrupted by my previous clients?

  4. lovely painting :D

  5. The paisley-flowers are really beautiful! :)

  6. I like the colors in the first one!

  7. brilliant work linda....would love to have them in my room. love it.

  8. Lovely flowers and paisley patterns. I like what you share of your experience designing with paisley.

  9. Thanks! I'm enjoying looking at people's paisleys this week :)

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  11. Anonymous -- I appreciate comments, but please do not use my blog to advertise.

  12. Hey they are great engraved pocket watches!
    But seriously.

    Love the harmonies in this Linda. You have organic rhythm and superb color chords. Just like textbook example of perfect work :)