Wednesday, May 18, 2016
My Garden for Robyn
Moving house took a "bit" longer than expected... its not that I've never moved before (I've moved heaps of times), but having stayed put for just over 5 years, I didn't realise just how much stuff I'd collected over the years! Thankfully, I found time to create the page in Robyn's journal before I packed and even remembered (nearly) to take photos each step of the way :)
So here I am, in Little Ol' Adelaide - we're actually in a small coastal suburb just under the dot marked for the city. I was going to say "a millimetre south of the city" but if you're on the phone looking at the pic, it would seem I was on Kangaroo Island! lol :) KI would be a marvellous place to be but here on the mainland is nice too!
I started my page with watercolours on the background, trying to be patient as I waited for it to dry between layers. I cut out the wombats, birds, dragonflies and frog pic from scrapbook papers I've had forever. The dragonflies are acrylic paper (like textured mixed media paper) and cut with my Cuttlebug die-cutter. I added a bit of glitter to the fairy wings and gave the frog a little sparkly crown... as all Frog Princes do :)
We do have frogs visit from time to time (some think their croaking is from crickets but I know better! lol). And everyone has fairies in the garden! Just because we don't see them very often doesn't mean they're not there.
The wombats were printed as one piece but I didn't like how they sat (stood!) on the page. I'd love to say we have wombats in our garden but it wouldn't be true. These gorgeous animals need room to move and our garden is a bit too small... would be so cool though :) They give the best hugs! lol :)
I do have lots of gorgeous flowers in our garden... some are weeds (dandilions, thistles and soursobs) but we also have friendly plants like trees, daisies, marigolds, golden wattle and others. Now we're with Mum and Dad, all our plants have a much better chance of living a long, fruitful life! I just don't have green thumbs like my Dad does :)
Now and then dragonflies will fly about, chasing each other in the warm sunshine. We're so lucky to see them, they are such incredible creatures!
Sulphur Crested Cockatoos fly by now and then. I've yet to inspire one or two to visit for longer than a minute, but one day it might happen. We have galahs visit and play in the birdbaths (and spoggies, blackbirds, starlings, magpies and Aussie doves) and beautiful pelicans glide about the sky, spiralling around in the thermals as they fly past.
So that's my garden :) We're very lucky and grateful to have so much beauty in and around our home. I hope Robyn, you like the page! It does have a photo of me as well but I forgot to take a final photo of the page before the book was sent on its way.
Thanks for reading my post! Hope it made you smile :) Have a happy creative day! xx Jenny