Last summer, my mother proclaimed that she would like to begin collecting jadeite after she read a story in Martha Stewart Living about the beautiful collection Martha's daughter, Alexis, had amassed over the years. Shortly after reading that piece, she dragged my father to a flea market while they were on vacation in Florida, and she found a jadeite bowl that started it all.
Since then, I have made it my personal mission to snatch up any and all jadeite I find in my travels. The best part of collecting something like jadeite is not the items themselves, but the memories of the experience finding a given item. Because I have had such a great time searching for jadeite, I couldn't help but let it inspire my illustrations, and thus I have been working on a new pattern design based on the creamy green dishware.
Below is a sketch of the pattern. I should have the final version for your viewing pleasure by next week.