Yesterday was the first day of SPRING! It's official. I was getting some groceries the other day and walked by the garden center. Oh be still my heart....FLOWERS! I love flowers and it just makes me happy to see them.
Bright colors an sunshine. Don't you think that's a good combo? I do. I get so excited and want to get out in the garden and start planting. Oh but beware! I make myself wait as it is JUST spring. When I woke up this morning, I was surprised to see that we had a hard freeze last night. Patience with the planting. It's ok to start planning and dreaming a bit.
I love all the flower fairies by Cicely Mary Barker, so I pulled some of her early spring fairies up to post. I like the colors as they are perfect for this month of March.
Let me share just a bit about her life. She was born in England on June 28, 1895 and died on February 16, 1973. She was an epileptic and never married. She worked with watercolors, oils, pastels, and pen and ink. She produced greeting cards and did some illustration work for magazines before she published her first book in 1923-FAIRIES OF SPRING. When her parents built a new home in the country, they built Cicely a studio and her sister a classroom for kindergarten on the property. Cicely borrowed students from her sister for her fairy models. She actuall dressed them up in costumes that she would make....even the wings! She would take them apart when she was done and recycle the costumes for the next flower. Isn't that a fun piece of information.