Today 14 November is the birthday of Claude Monet – the French artist credited with being the founder of the impressionist movement and known for his plein-air landscape painting. Think Monet and you think waterlillies in beautiful shades of mauves and pinks. I was looking to go the full on water lilly pattern and was seriously considering pulling apart the famous artists of the world calendar I had bought my mother for Christmas. But then I came across this fabulous paper which changes colours as you look at it and reflects at the Monet palette. I love it with the mauve bow.