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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Belated Easter wishes.

 On Easter Sunday, we were kindly invited to lunch at my Mother-in-laws. I always enjoy this meal being cooked for me, Yorkshire puddings an' all. I bought these bunches of Freesias to take up there to say thanks and Happy Easter. They reminded me of some work I did a while back now of the very same flowers. I thought they would make a good subject for a card, and as it turned out they did!
 I painted the stems individually, and tried to work as much wet in wet as possible, which was easier on the greens than with the flower itself, as they are quite detailed with lines etc.
 It was an interesting excercise. I knew what I wanted the card image to look like, and so with the help of a very talented good friend, I ventured into the world of Photoshop. Magically bringing the stems back together in a bunch tied with a lilac bow. The lovely greeting card company Phoenix bought my image and produced this card as a result, with my name there on the back, which is always so nice to see.
 I actually managed to do some baking as well this Easter, I made some scones, which got scoffed before I had chance to take a photo, and these coconut butterfly buns. These were my Mums speciallity, that always disappeared fast. She loved the smell of Freesia too, as do I. I can smell it now, just thinking of it.
Bye for now, hope you are enjoying some warmer weather than we are right now, it has gone back to winter??


  1. What a gorgeous card! And those coconut muffins don't look too bad either. mmmm!

  2. I love the look and smell of freesia too. Your painting is beautiful, Julie, and I am in awe of your Photoshop skills (with the help of that talented friend). Nicely done!

  3. The Freesia are beautiful! I love the results on the card, "magically" turned into a bouquet! :))))
    I thought that you had baked little bunnies into your cupcakes at first ~ but I can see the "butterfly" now!! :)))) I'm a wee bit hungry suddenly too... he he
    It's super warm here today, not a cloud in the sky! :)))

  4. Ooh thanks Lisa, nice to see you here!! My photoshop is very limited Kathleen, and I should practice more, because I forget! You are bunny mad Mel, little bunny shapes would look good on top of those buns though. I'm jealous of your super warm day, although it has been sunny here, all set to go downhill this week tho, rain and more rain!

  5. Ah lovely post, those freesia paintings are beautiful and they look lovely all bunched together.... and the coconut fairy cakes look gorgeous! I bet they didn't last long either! take care Lisax

  6. i was just dropping by to say hello :)


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