Posted: October 11, 2011
I do appear to have developed a borderline obsession with flora & fauna recently. You may recall that I signed up for a botanical illustration course but it got cancelled so now I’m teaching myself. The beautiful Blue Tit jug above is the work of Julia Smith, a ceramics artist who lives in Inverness.
Melissa’s blog Tiny Happy is one of my favourite blogs because she always shares sketches & embroidery that she’s done inspired by the beautiful environment around her.
Isn’t this room beautifully styled? May have to steal their idea! (click pic for source)
Beautiful botany preservation. I’ve got some framed dried flowers at home… I’ll have to take a picture to show you. It’s even got a sticker on the back with the name of the lady who made it!
I love this beautiful altered art book, gorgeous. (Found here)
Know any flora & fauna or botany gems I should know about? Please share if you do!
Posted: September 28, 2011
The above one is a 1976 stamp featuring a Grandpa Dickson rose.
This one & the one below are from a postcard featuring ‘Embroidery’ by Dorris Kirlew, a watercolour artist from Brighton whom I believed passed away in 1998.
This one is from a 1976 Royal National Society envelope.
Another 1976 rose stamp.. this one is Rosa Mundi.
And this one is 1976 Sweet Briar stamp.
All of the 1976 stamp & the envelope are from a 1976 Centenary of the Royal National Rose Society envelope with four brand new issue stamps on it. I’ll be keeping an eye out for more of these as the stamps are the perfect size & the colours are gorgeous!
What do you think guys? Hopefully they will soon be available for you here.