I have a friend who likes dogs, not so much in the sense that she would install kennels in her backyard & house a dozen dogs... But she owns a very cute white dog & she has some nice dog pictures & prints in her home. When I see a cute dog statue, or cushion with a dog silhouette printed on it etc, I think of this particular friend.
Well, on one particular day I visited her home and as we spoke I used the word 'hence'. She stopped me & with much amusement asked, "Did you just say 'hence'?" Yes, I had used the word 'hence' and I am actually quite fond of the word. I assumed everyone used the word 'hence' on a regular basis in order to introduce a logical conclusion. Mmm, apparently not. Suddenly I became quite aware of the level of 'hence-ness' in all my conversations.
In the past few weeks while designing my latest dog silhouette brooch I thought of my friend & couldn't help but be reminded of our 'hence' conversation. Even now, the word just makes me smile & I couldn't think of a better couple... 'hence' meets the dog silhouette. It is truly possible that no one will ever want to buy & wear a Hence Dog brooch, but I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to make this particular piece! Crazy, I know.
For now, you can find 'Hence Dog', 'Tricky Fox', 'Shock Horror' brooches at Bowerbird Bazaar Market, 28-30th October 2011. Hope to see you there.