the first post

EcoDye_CloseUp1cWelcome to Obovate Designs!  The first post will be about how I came up with the name for this blog. Obovate is an egg-shaped leaf with the narrower end towards the stem.

I’ve developed an interest in eco-printing, a method that uses natural materials to contact their colors onto the fabric. I have wanted to blog about this, but I am a doer more than a thinker. I was trying to come up with a name for the blog and was not satisfied with the titles on my list.

I asked John for ideas on unique names for a title. He spent over an hour pondering and making suggestions, and nothing seemed to work. By then he was pretty exhausted and declared that he was going to the dictionary instead. Whichever word he picked will be his final suggestion.

He gingerly flipped it open to a random page and pointed at a word. There on the page was an illustration of an obovate leaf. He declared “this is perfect” and promptly went to bed.

Since I use many different leaves, barks, and flowers materials, obovate seemed like a fitting title. And I love the ring to it.

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