About This Item
Marijo tells us "Forget Me Not was inspired by an antique rug. The original piece featured several flowers with a narrow border. I wanted to simplify the array of flowers, and to add a geometric aspect to play off of the flowers. Above all, I wanted the design to look muted, time worn, washed out, soft and faded. The large rose-like flower with the oversized leaf and other flowers reminded me of a vintage type postcard, which made me feel sentimental, hence the name, Forget Me Not.
Forget Me Not measure approx 20" X 40" (on linen). The two squares of flower bouquets are similar but not exact replicas of each other. Drawing them slightly different and hooking them that way too was my way of knowingly adding some charm to the rug. The lines for the diamonds and triangles are also purposefully slanted or crooked in some spots to add a feeling of naïveté. The edges are drawn on the straight of the grain."