This year, I have chosen to do a study on poet and artist, Cicely Mary Barker. I am featuring her book "A Flower Fairy Alphabet". Not only will you learn about pretty flowers, but I will also be giving you a few fun facts about Ms. Barker each day.
|Source: Wikipedia's Article on Cicely Mary Barker|
Cicely's father, Walter Barker, owned a seed company. He was also an artist, though not professionally speaking.
Cicely was born at home, and suffered from epilepsy as a child. Her older sister, Dorothy Oswald Barker helped care for her, along with her parents, a nanny and a governess. Cicely spent a lot of time in bed. She enjoyed reading books, especially those by artists Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott. Their works became a great influence on her own art later on.
Please leave me a comment, and I will be by to visit you as soon as I can! I just started working full-time this week and I'm behind, but I will catch up. Thank you,
- "A is for Apple Blossom"
- "B is for Bugle Flower"
- "C is for Columbine"
- "D is for Double Daisy"
- "E is for Everbright"
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