Inspired by the loud flower power wallpaper from a family photo from the 70s, this weeks art and craft classes with nursing home residents focused on painting coasters in colours of that era and overlaying them with linocut floral patterns. As we painted, we talked about wallpaper and home décor in the late 60's/ early 70's. One of the ladies mentioned that she never liked the bright yellow/ dark oranges of the 70's in her home, as living in the country it was so hot outside that she wanted a more muted, cooler palette on the inside, and so chose shades of light blues and greens. Another lady mentioned that she liked black and white geometric wallpaper, and only one on each wall as a feature wall. Some of the residents mentioned that they preferred not to have wallpaper at all as they found it competed with the art work on their walls!
All enjoyed the simple process of painting in geometric shapes and circles, then stamping a painted flower on top.