When I started college we were banned from any designs involving flowers. This was very frustrating but if we had been allowed flowers, we would’ve done nothing but flowers.
So we had to think of something else, so I started doing fish.
English artists also have China to contend with, (they’ve had the flowers and fish thing covered for hundreds of years). This country is flooded with ornaments and utilitarian ware from the East, produced and imported so cheaply how can we possibly compete.
I guess the only real answer is coming up with something they haven’t ….