The sunrise wakes the lark to sing,
The moonrise wakes the nightingale.
Come darkness, moonrise, everything
That is so silent, sweet and pale,
Come, so ye wake the nightingale.
I have to confess I have never seen a Nightingale, let alone had the pleasure of hearing one sing in Berkeley Square but I live in hope, I find the idea so enchanting.
This design has been especially created to decorate a small card and enclosure. I took my inspiration for the structure of the enclosure from a Japanese design. I love the way the Japanese wrap objects, not in a tight hermetic seal but in a gentle, folded or wrapped parcel. This is the art of "gentle concealment" which is central to Japanese culture.
The more I learn about Japan, the more I want to visit that extraordinary country, it's next on my list after I have heard the Nightingale sing....