Polly Garter in Dylan Thomas' Under Milkwood said, 'Nothing grows in my garden, except babies and washing.' I know what she means about the washing, but the Magpie Brood are all grown now and when I look at my canvas I think of my springtime visitors; the flash of a jay's blue wing, dainty butterflies, the dramatic black and white of the magpie's wings, the bright-eyed blue-tits and the grass - that always wants cutting!!! Thank you for stopping by and have a really relaxing and enjoyable holiday weekend with hopefully some special crafting time.
Saturday, 4 May 2013
In a Magpie's Garden
Hello from Magpie Heaven on this Bank Holiday weekend! I have just finished a canvas for the Country View Crafts Challenge, http://www.countryviewcrafts.co.uk/ which this time is on the theme of 'How does your Garden Grow?' I was really inspired by all the wonderful examples created by the Country View Crafts Team and after looking at these, I dashed off to evoke the mood of my Magpie Heaven garden! I really enjoyed combining Magpie treasures to evoke the bright blue skies and subtle peach of my favourite flag irises and roses. No roses out yet in the Magpie's garden, but I look every day for buds and there are irises and pansies that look so vivid when the sun glitters on their dewy petals!