I’m obsessed with bittersweet. There are a few varieties, some invasive, some not. Of course the kind that grows in my yard is the former, but it’s still very beautiful.
My mother introduced me to the vine when I was a teenager and I’ve been enamored by its bright orangeish-red berries, its golden-yellow coverings, and I absolutely love the way the tips of the vines twirl and wind into pretty coils as they taper.
I’ve illustrated a sprig to play around with in my branding exercises.
Branding is hard work, especially when you have to brand yourself. It’s something that I’ve struggled with consistently throughout my career, but I think I’m finally starting to really own what I love in life and leisure, so it’s starting to show through my in my work.
…I also love it because it looks old-timey ;)