Last weekend I spent some time in a beautiful home. It was massively big (probably over 6,000 square feet, WOW!). The home was new, but built in an arts and crafts style. It was classic architecture and furnishings built for the way we live today with a large open kitchen, big bathrooms, and closet space.
I got to see some great pieces from a "folk art" company called Sticks. The company was new to me, but located in Iowa (shout out to my home state!). I saw the flag above (amazing) and a striking perpetual calendar.
I couldn't wait to check out the website when I got home. It's a bit pricey, but I took away some great inspiration. I could totally see these designs interpreted as embroideries or appliques!
I added an interpretation of this plaque to my sketch book with a Sharpie and some watercolors. The website is bookmarked as a source for future ideas.