See this Art Fashion Creation link for Toile La La’s interview with Patricia Gaye Tapp.
Providing insight into how her very creative mind works – Tapp, also creator/author of the blog Little Augury – discusses inspiration for Little Augury, Parthenia Papier, her P. Gaye Tapp Interior Design and Decoration, and shares her fascination for English aristocrat Lady Ottoline Violet Anne Cavendish Bentinck Morrell – muse and namesake of Tapp’s blog Ottoline Divine.
Around her neck, Ottoline wore the pearls of Marie Antoinette.
Traveler, observer, thinker, photographer, decorator – friend, muse, and patron to a host of other creative minds (including those of philosophers, poets, sculptors, artists, and authors) – Ottoline Morrell left a trail of evidence of her existence recorded through the eyes of her friends.
Now resuscitated through Tapp’s Ottoline Divine, Ottoline’s life – and influence – are free to unfold again, a century beyond her time.
To tell the story of Ottoline – “Ott, our rare bird” – Tapp uses the extensive and well-preserved historic documentation, photographs, and letters of Ottoline Morrell’s life. Many of Ott’s friendships, according to Tapp – “resulted in published fiction”, but through Ottoline Divine – the reader gets a sense of Ottoline’s real essence. Ottoline Divine reads like a journal or diary – as Tapp has meticulously selected every element (even the sanguine font color) to represent the preferences of Ottoline Morrell and her era.
The interview link at the beginning of this post will transport you to that time.