I had these deer on my mind ever since I saw them painted on various folk-styled dishware in Jordan. I went there a few years ago with a close friend and we spent 5 days driving around the country, visiting her family and checking out some tourist sites. It was a trip I won't forget and I'm glad I finally found a place for these guys in my art! The flowers in the center are modeled after Polish Wycinanki paper art. The rest of the patterns in this piece combine some Croatian embroidery, a West Elm inspired pattern, and some simple shapes I put together myself!