The London Underground is the world’s oldest subway, most people know it colloquially as the Tube. An engineering marvel and just as almost as famous is the map. The Tube map is instantly recognisable all over the world. It is a simple and elegant diagram of the 400-kilometre subway network. It is considered by many as one of the great images of the 20th century.
I am feeling nostalgic for the humble pencil. There is a comfort and warm familiarity whenever I pick one up (rarely these days). Pencils are inexpensive, portable, simple to operate and the marks that they make are easy to erase. Unlike other writing tools, they do not run out of ink or skip.
The violets are one of the most recognisable flowers. Even the scientific name of the principal type makes sense; it is Viola odorta, the sweet violet. It is a native of Europe. Many hybrid forms exist with both single and double flowers. Flower colours include white and shades of pink lavender, violet, purple and yellow.
I call this colour swatch Violet on wood.