When we renovated our kitchen, in our house from 1912, we found this old wallpaper under several layers of other wallpapers.
I gently tore this piece of the wall.
The print immediately appealed to me - though I wouldn't decorate a whole room with. Not with our low ceilings...
At the time I painted a lot of pictures and I knew from the moment I saw this oldfashioned wallpaper, that I wanted to use this little scrap in a painting. To bring together something new and something aged by time could be fun.
I recently found the brown and yellow colored piece again when I was moving my sewingroom.
Every time I see it, I get an urge to get started on the painting.
But I have to have the perfect idea ready in my head before I begin. I wouldn't want to waste this wallpaper due to haste - haste makes waste, you know....