Extreme Close-up

March 28, 2012

On Fridays I go to an art class. I know, it’s a tough old life, but what can you do? Our teacher is hugely talented. When we arrived last week, we had this to draw:

It’s a perfect little fairy garden she made using a square of astroturf, some dwarf hyacinths and daffodils from her garden, scallop shells and stones, and a large dash of imagination. We were all beside ourselves at the beauty of this little miniature garden. She was dismissive. ‘Oh, it’s just like those gardens you used to make with the children when they were small …’

Erm, what gardens? I’ve never made a garden like that in my life. Here’s a bigger picture so you can see how small it really was. And yes, that is a tiny bird’s nest in the branches. With a little feathery bird inside. Sigh.


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  • would like to be a yummy mummy March 28, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Adorable. Loving this weeks topic and all the different takes πŸ™‚

    • Dulwich Divorcee March 29, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      I know, it’s a good one, isn’t it? Glad I remembered to enter this week. I was going to do ‘Colour’ last week but forgot to post it … doh!

  • Rosie Scribble March 28, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I’m loving this week’s theme too. Now you’ve mentioned your art class we’ll all be expecting more art on display on your blog. You can’t just drop this in once you know!

    • Dulwich Divorcee March 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Eeek! I don’t think I thought this through properly ….. not sure the world is ready for my artistic efforts!

  • Metropolitan Mum March 28, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Haha. I’d be seriously concerned if that’s what you did in your spare time. A classic dust-catcher, as my grandma would have called it. Now back to writing, hop hop! πŸ˜‰

    • Dulwich Divorcee March 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Gosh you’re a hard task master, MM ….. but you’re quite right, back I go. Hope you’re feeling better x

  • Family Affairs March 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I want to see your drawing of it…..Lx

    • Dulwich Divorcee March 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Ooopsie, I seem to have mislaid it somewhere *blushes* x

  • sarahmumof3 March 29, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    what a lovely fairy garden… now wheres your drawing?! πŸ™‚

    • Dulwich Divorcee March 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Well, my drawing didn’t quite do it justice … and I seem to have lost it …. now how did that happen?!

  • EmmaK March 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Ooh what an adorable display! A perfect melange of fake and natural…!! ooh I sound like Martha Stewart but I guess on some level she is my idol. I am craft and crochet mad and will give something like this a whirl.

    • Dulwich Divorcee March 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Really?! Having read your fantastic novels I’m surprised, thought you were more likely to be shaking a cocktail than arranging cockle shells …. I’m impressed – and I’d like to see the crochet πŸ™‚