Tuesday, April 5, 2011

'I have loved flowers that fade'- and something about Mrs. Delany-

watercolor- 5 x 7 inches
I was working on this watercolor while I was listening to CBC2- and then I heard this song: 'I have loved flowers that fade', sang by Musica Intima, a group I have had the great luck to see live in Vancouver.

Later on I happened to came across this brilliant book: 'The Paper Garden'
Have you heard of Mrs.Delany (1700-1788), the inventor of mixed media collage? Apparently, at the age of 72 and through the next ten years of her life she created 985 beautiful cut-paper (hand coloured mostly) botanically correct flowers. A must see!!!

Annamaria Potamiti


K R I S T I I N A said...

wow- great book! thanks for the tip Annamaria!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

yes, Annamaria, I have heard of her. I think I checked a book out of the library some years ago.
Lovely daffodils. I can't get enough yellow flowers this year~