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Milner Bird: created as a heartfelt tribute to a dear friend


In the tapestry of life, there are threads that shimmer with the memories of those who touched our hearts. This pattern showcase is a tribute to David Milner, a dear family friend who departed this world too soon. Each stroke of the pen and every detail within the illustration echoes the essence of David.


At the heart of this creation is a bird—a symbol of David's strength and resilience. The bird embodies the spirit of our dear friend, soaring through the winds of life with a quiet determination. Yet, in its gaze, there is a calmness that mirrors David's gentle and composed nature. The bird perches gracefully, a silent observer of the beauty that surrounds it.


Beneath the wings of the bird lies a bunch of flowers - The bouquet of which symbolises the richness of life and the beauty that David found in every moment. The flowers are not just a decorative element but a celebration of the joy that David brought into the lives of those who were fortunate enough to know him.


The composition captures a poignant moment — David is perched among the flowers, taking in their beauty. It's a reflection of his ability to appreciate the simple pleasures, to find solace in the midst of life's intricate tapestry. The flowers serve as a metaphor for the memories he cultivated, each petal a cherished moment, each bloom a testament to the impact he had on those around him.


As the bird prepares to take flight, it symbolizes the eternal nature of the soul. Though David may have left this world physically, his spirit continues to soar, a presence felt in the rustle of leaves, the warmth of the sun, and the gentle whispers of the wind.


For me this illustration is more than just a pattern; it is a visual symphony, a harmonious composition dedicated to the memory of David Milner. May it serve as a reminder of the beauty he found in life and the indelible mark he left on our hearts.


Milner Bird was created in 2021 - A Lockdown Design


Milner Bird cotton tote bags  © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird cotton tote bags © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Red chair  © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Red chair © Rachel Goodchild

Milner Bird Green linen napkin  © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Green linen napkin © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird cotton tote bags  © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird cotton tote bags © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Art Print by Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Print © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Gold cushion © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Gold cushion © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Grey linen trousers © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Grey linen trousers © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Grey cushion by Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Grey Cushion © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Blue Plate by Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Blue Plate © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Plum Cushion by Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Plum Cushion © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Blue Sneakers by Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Blue Sneakers © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Turquoise chair © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Turquoise chair © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Khaki cushion © Rachel Goodchild
Milner Bird Khaki cushion © Rachel Goodchild

 

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