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Friday, April 12, 2013

A-Z Challenge: "K" is for Kingcup

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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

"The children in the kindergarten modeled for the Flower Fairies until the kindergarten closed in 1940.[2] In an interview in 1958, Barker said, "My sister ran a kindergarten and I used to borrow her students for models. For many years I had an atmosphere of children about me – I never forgot it."[4] She also painted the children of relatives as well as Gladys Tidy, the Barkers' young housekeeper, who posed for the Primrose Fairy in 1923.[4] The plants were painted from life, and if a specimen was not readily at hand, Kew Gardens staff would provide her the specimens needed. Barker designed and built the Flower Fairy costumes, and based each on the flowers and leaves of the particular plant to be illustrated. The costumes were kept in a trunk in her studio along with wings made of twigs and gauze. Each was broken down after an illustration was completed and the parts recycled for other costumes. She often referred to Dion Clayton Calthrop's English Costume.[4]" Source: Wikipedia's Article on Cicely Mary Barker

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L. D. said...

A very interesting blog to read today. I like seeing the older books and writings.

Maria Kristina Maano said...

I wanted what is there for letter 'K' because I'm more fondly called by my friends as Kris and not Maria.

I love these flower fairies and the few postcards that I got with them are among my most treasured.

Reading your post, I regret more not being able to see much of the Kew Gardens. I was there in May last year and I don't know when I'd be able to go back to UK, specifically to that garden, again.

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