You and me


Lots of things have been bubbling away in my mind lately. You know some of my creative thoughts, but  also I have been pondering about the rhythm of my blog ~ what I want to post and how often. I think I have come up with a sustainable rhythm. It involves posting twice a week, with posts that I am describing as Me posts and You posts.

My Me posts will be the story of my life, mainly my creative life ~ the sorts of things that I have been rambling on about for the last five or so years! They will probably be published on the weekend.

The You posts will be ones that I think you will find interesting ~ links to other blogs, stories of others’ creative lives, quirky stories, environmental news. I have lots of ideas, but let me know if there is anything you would be interested in reading.

So today is my first official You post…..

Botanical art traditionally has been created with watercolours, but sometimes I come across an artist who achieves wonderfully detailed works using different media. Mary Delany is such an artist.

Mary Granville Delany (1700-1788) bloomed in her 70s, when she embarked on her life’s work—creating 985 life-size, three-dimensional, scientifically-correct botanical prints now held by the British Museum.

Her art work is created by cutting and gluing paper. Her life was quite remarkable, as you can read in parts 1 and 2 from

Mary Delany’s life Part 1

Mary Delany’s life Part 2



6 Comments Add yours

  1. katechiconi says:

    Remarkable work and an even more remarkable life! Thank you for this, and I applaud your aim in bringing us more of this sort of thing!


    1. anne54 says:

      She was a remarkable lady and her work is amazing. Hope I can keep up the standard!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. tialys says:

    Really interesting and amazing collage work. Thank you for pointing me in her direction. The ‘Later Bloomer’ site is a mine of interesting information isn’t it?


    1. anne54 says:

      The site is a treasure trove, and I will certainly be posting more from there! Glad that you enjoyed Mary Delany.


  3. EllaDee says:

    What a great idea. I love reading the back stories of creative people. I’m looking forward to reading the links, and your other posts when during our travel breaks ☄


    1. anne54 says:

      I love these sorts of stories too, especially of people (often women) who have been hidden from our site. I am pleased that I can help entertain you on your travels (of which I am very envious!!).

      Liked by 1 person

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