George Frederic Watts, William Morris,1870. National Portrait Gallery. Courtesy of The William Morris Society in the United States.
How much do I love this guy's work? So much so that I got one of his wallpaper patterns as a tattoo, that's how much. But that Morris created a work that I thought was so beautiful, I wanted it permanently inked on my body, just goes to show you how enduring his designs truly are. But you don't have to take my word for it, because for the next few weeks, we're going to work our way through Morris' life, one crazy, beautiful, idealist part at a time. I hope you'll join me.