I'm excited to share with you my two newest pieces of artwork - Dreaming of Roses I and II - by the way, they're both available over in my Etsy shop if you'd care to check them out for a little more detail.
Really, I've had a lifelong love affair with roses. I love everything about them; well maybe not the thorns pricking my fingers when trying to prune them but I'll forgive them for that.
My Granny always loved roses and I have a distinct memory helping her plant some in her garden when I would be about four. I remember feeling so important when she asked if I'd like to help her plant them.
Another memory I have is when I would carefully collect several petals and pop them into a pretty bowl and add water from the tap. As far as I was concerned, I was making rose perfume and proceeded to splash it about all over myself.
I'm also remembering my husband giving me some red roses when he asked me to marry him - I still have them. Oh and I had pink roses for our wedding...
When we first moved to our present house, my mother in law bought us some David Austin roses for planting down our driveway - they are beautiful when in bloom and I love to just bask in their unabashed magnificence.
Lastly, roses remind me of warm days after school and in the holidays when I would sit outside on a deckchair in the garden and dream of how my life would be as a 'grown up' - who would I marry, might I have children and all the things I might do with my life in the future...
Take care and thanks for being interested in my work and some of the stories 'behind the scenes...' - you're the greatest!