I have been meaning to add a butterfly to the collection for some time and it is finally here. I had another attempt some time ago, see it here. But it was not quite right. This one made of bunch of flowers looks much more promising! It will be available as a card and a print ready for the Spring Fair.
Image © Daniel Mackie
Watercolour in progress... Rose madder Genuine, hooker green with cadmium yellow
Now available as a card
Images © Daniel Mackie
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One of the most recognisable songbirds in the garden is the plucky Robin. Being a member of the thrush family, it’s not only cousin to the song thrush and blackbird, but also to the nightingale, so it’s no surprise that the robin has a beautiful voice as well.
The earliest depictions of the use of the heart symbol is believed to derive from the ancient culture of Cyrene, a North African city which was founded by the Greeks in 631 BC, and then later ruled by the Romans.
There’s a lot of ancient mythical beasts which seem pretty isolated, unique to a country’s culture, or even to a specific region. Others, like mermaids, dragons, and giants, are intercultural, being known by many. The Phoenix is one of these mythical superstars, and was known by the Greeks, the Romans, the Egyptians, and even by the Chinese.