Rosy Regards Inspiration

I dreamt of the roses of yester year that were long forgotten. The roses that Redoute and Van Spayendonk had captured timelessly on canvas. Those fat bosomy roses that lured and beguiled insects with their bewitching perfume so they stayed so long they too were trapped in a time warp by Artists of the day … gone and so I thought almost forgotten … … There’s nothing like walking in your garden in dewy part of the morning and smelling the roses to bring you closer to heaven. It’s time I cherish, and it’s in these walks that I have been inspired to pick blooms. It’s almost like they woo me and whispered “pick me, pick me”. In this obedient, perfumed induced high I have in turn captured them. Not as in yester year through the stroke of a paint brush. But through lens of a digital camera. Over the years the roses have inspired a collection of greeting cards and gift tags that I know is just the start …

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