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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A-Z Challenge: "I" is for Iris

File:Iris sanguinea 2007-05-13 361.jpg
Source: Wikipedia



 Join Us in the 2013 A-Z Challenge!

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

"In 1923, Barker sent her flower fairy paintings to various publishers. Blackie paid £25 for 24 paintings with accompanying verses, but it wasn't until publication of Flower Fairies of the Summer in 1925 that Barker received royalties for her work. Mary Violet Clayton Calthrop, wife of author Dion Clayton Calthrop, wrote in April 1925 about Barker and Flower Fairies of the Spring: "She has such exquisite taste, besides draughtsmanship."[6] Source: Wikipedia's Article on Cicely Mary Barker



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2 comments:

Wendy said...

I have some beautiful iris at my lake house. I thank the previous owners!

Connie said...

What a lovely and interesting post.
I know that you are having a ball with your new job. My, such a busy girl . . . these days.
Have a wonderful day and look luck with Steve's give-a-way.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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