I've always wanted to be green fingered... it seems long ago now when at Summer's end I would help my mum pick the Lavender bushes and make smelly bags for the wardrobe. Hence my Lavender Heart products!
But unfortunately a garden never came my way... I just don't have the room in my flat for plants (although I am always happy when my partner brings me cut flowers! and do tend the few cactus I own). I had to empty my window box too, because the weather was too extreme at this height... even the seedums died off (sounds like I'm at a really high alltitude, doesn't it!!) So it's been a long time that I have been hanckering after a small patch of land to plant veggies and flowers in... many a dreamy conversation with my mother!
It looks like I'm going to get a chance to learn though, which I am thrilled about... I've been invited by my Grandmother to help in her garden this summer. After recently loosing my Granddad, who's funeral is today (Love you Granddad... I miss you xxx) the garden is just too much for my Grandmother, so she is enlisting help and I am more than happy to sign up! It will be a full family effort, spanning the generations... there's my Garndmother, my Aunt, my Mother and me.
I thought it could be a great place to get inspiration for my work too, so this is the first 'Artist in the Field' post of many (I hope). And just to warn you I've gotten in the habit of scheduling blog posts, so for eaxmple as you read this... I may not be at my desk, but contact me as usual and I'll get back to you as soon as I can... that goes for your purchases too! No post runs will be harmed in the making of these blog posts!!