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Saturday, April 6, 2013

A-Z Challenge: "F" is for Fuchsia

During the month of April, I am participating in the "Blogging From A-Z April 2012 Challenge", where we post everyday during the month of April (except for Sundays).  Daily posts begin with the next letter of the alphabet.  This is my third year of participating in the challenge. "CLICK HERE" to find out more.

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.

Demure and smiling teen girl with braided hair looking to her left
Source: Wikipedia's Article on Cicely Mary Barker

Cicely Mary Barker

28 June 1895
Croydon, Surrey, England
Died 16 February 1973 (aged 77)
Worthing Hospital, Worthing, England
Resting place Ashes spread in the churchyard at Storrington, Sussex, England
Residence Various but mainly The Waldrons, West Croydon, Surrey, England (1924–1961)
St. Andrew's (maisonette), Storrington, Sussex, England (1961–1973)
Nationality English
Ethnicity English
Citizenship United Kingdom
Education Correspondence art courses
Croydon School of Art
Occupation Children's author and illustrator
Christian author and artist
Years active 1911–1962
Employer Various publishers but chiefly Blackie and Son Limited
Commissions from various British dioceses
Known for Illustrations of fairies and flowers
Triptychs and other works for the Anglican church
Notable work(s) The Flower Fairies of the Spring (1923) and other Flower Fairy books
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
The Parable of the Great Supper
Out of Great Tribulation and other Christian-themed works in various British churches and chapels
Religion Anglican
Parents Walter Barker and Mary Eleanor (Oswald) Barker
Relatives Dorothy Oswald Barker (sister)
Signature Barker signature.jpg

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Dana said...

Such a gorgeous color!

Have a lovely weekend. ☺

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Hi Kathy,
I'm hopping around checking out other A to Z bloggers. I usually blog on the weekends since I also teach! I teach 4th and 5th grade Deaf Ed. in the public school system and this has indeed been a "challenge" for me to get something in before midnight.
Love Fuschia!!

Brett Minor said...

My mother is a fan of this poet.

Dropping in from A to Z. This is my first year participating.

Brett Minor
Transformed Nonconformist

Wendy said...

My mother-in-law always loved to have a fuschia plant around. But she always called it "fuschy." HA!

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