Saturday, 11 February 2012

My Valentine

It's lovely to give, and if we're fortunate enough, receive flowers on Valentine's Day.

Mind you, I love receiving flowers on any day.  If my first wonderful obsession is printmaking.........then my second is most definitely flowers.

Flowers often star in my printmaking..........I've used stems, leaves, feathers, petals, blossoms and vintage botanical images to create a unique range of prints.  These beautiful, natural elements always provide inspiration!
To celebrate Valentine's Day,  I'm sending these beautiful blooms to you.  Hope you like them.
(1)  From Parisian gardens
Roses in the garden at Musee Rodin

Lobby - George V by Jeff Leatham, photos by moi.

(2)  From English Country gardens:

(3)  And, from my garden in Brisbane - which I'll miss when I move to Paris in less than 7 weeks. I've decided to plant a window box or two of Parisian Spring blooms when I arrive........perhaps blue hydrangeas or white scented bulbs.  Not sure which....but I'll have fun choosing.

 Hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day.

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  1. Hi,
    Your photos are beautiful!
    Also, I didn't think we had "smell-a-vision" yet but I can actually smell those red roses!
    Loved looking at all.

    1. Thanks Marilyn. I never tire of taking shots of beautiful flowers...especially the roses in the garden at Musee Rodin. A bientot.

  2. Thanks for the beautiful flowers Robyn. The roses are pure magic!! I have to agree with Marilyn, you can really smell them. Jude

    1. My pleasure Jude...if only we could grow them here in Brisbane! Too hot and humid we'll just have to enjoy our lovely wattles and grevileas.

  3. All so lovely (both prints and flowers)! Thanks for sharing these. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

    1. Love that fab blog of yours too!! A bientot.

  4. Lovely post - the gardens at Musée Rodin are so lovely. Thank you for comign by to visit, now I've found you. Best of luck with your move to Paris. You will love it. I'm an American expat.
    Perhaps we can meet for a café once you're settled. Happy to help with any of those inevitable questions when getting in the Paris swing of things.
    Your prints are lovely too.
    Take care,

    P.S. - Mon Jean-Pierre is good with discovering all the brocantes too! Aren't we lucky girls!

  5. Wow..that would be fantastique Mimi. I'll send you an email when we arrive on 1 April. And thanks for all those wonderful tips on your superb blog. A bientot.

  6. the journals look great robyn... making magic to everything you touch! great idea with the flowers, will make every valentine memorable. vivian

    1. Merci beaucoup your work at Soul Salon by the way!!!!!!!!!!