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        THE EURYDICE

        A soft watercolour style backdrop with soft grey and white deckled together to create a soft cloud like backdrop

        THE STORY OF EURYDICE & ORPHEUS

        This story tugs on the heart strings quite a bit, I’ve chosen to share the happy ending rather than the sad one.

        Orpheus was a the greatest poet and musician whom fell in love with Eurydice, a wood Nymph. The couple were so truly and deeply in love and had the most beautiful wedding. At the wedding though, suddenly Eurydice stumbled and fell to the ground but by the time Orpheus reached her she was dead, the viper that had bitten her ankle slithered away.

        After the funeral Orpheus was overcome by a such a grief and mourn, hearing his heartbreaking music he was allowed to travel to the underworld in the hopes of bringing Eurydice back to life. Finally reaching Hades and Persephone, they were so moved by his singing, for one moment, hell stood still. They granted his wish and allowed Eurydice back to life.

        There is a more tragic ending however, I wanted this to be about reunited love. It is said, Orpheus was the beginning of the ‘love poem’ from all the music and words he sang during his mourn for the loss of Eurydice.

        ABOUT YOUR BACKDROP

        It is an honour to create art for you. Each of my backdrops are handmade by my very hands in my little studio in Old Amersham, from the cutting of the fabric, painting, sewing, packaging and heading to the postoffice. I’ve taken months in developing and designing these and my heart is poured into every one.
        Each is made with natural linen fabric which has a different weave with every roll. Using a mixture of mediums to achieve the soft, mottled finished adored by stylists, photographers and creatives a like, the backdrop is therefore not waterproof and can be stained by water, much like natural silks. After much testing, I prefer to keep the paint light but full coverage to ensure the backdrops also do not become too heavy or a pain to fold back up after use. Your backdrop is folded lightly when packaged for postage and this does mean there might be natural creases within it, so please allow 2 days hanging for the folds to natural drop, another option is to iron on the back using a thin cloth. I usually find it’s safe to iron directly onto the paint, but with your backdrop you might be a little more precious of it. Use the cotton setting on your iron.
        From emailing your order to me through to sending your beautiful backdrop to you, takes approximately 2 weeks however slightly longer if the studio is busy. Please email sundari@sundariferris.co.uk to check studio scheduling and lead times.
        Unfortunately due to the process of these backdrops I am currently unable to take rush orders but what this does mean that your backdrop will be one of a kind and unique just as each story is no matter who is telling it. I can take bespoke orders for an additional fee so just head to my contact page to get in touch. As I am a one-man-band, it’ll take me 3-4 working days to get in touch.
        If you’d like to read more about the process and materials then please click here.