Blue Willow is the name for a pattern on white porcelain China. The pattern stems all the way back to the Ming Dynasty but was not exclusive to Asia. This pattern and color helped to inspired these drawings. They are also patterned with the Jugendstil style of art nouveau. Together, they seem to merry well.
Lenora has been a Counselor/Family Worker for over 20 years. Currently, she has found have an inordinate amount of time working in the geriatric community. Using the time constructively, Lenora was crocheting with some of the ladies, as she use to with her mother who taught her the craft. In so doing, one of the ladies mentioned how she would have liked to have a portrait drawn. Lenora took on the task and was inspired to continue. The illustrations here are mostly inspired by her childhood.