This is set in Cromford and tells the story of Sir Richard Arkwright and his development of the first factory. The original is egg tempera painted on real gesso on stretched cotton canvas.
The curious Angels draw the night sky over our world. I heard a folk tale that said the stars are holes in the fabric of heaven and the Angels should be darning them up. I think they are too busy watching us...
Four stiff standers, four dilly danders, two lookers, two crooners and a wig wag. This old nursery rhyme makes me laugh- I LOVE it!!
The patterns lying across my spring garden as the evening sun streams through the trees. It's a very tranquil feeling.
This happened one night we were coming home and there was a beautiful hare under a wild rose bush in the moonlight.
Here you will find the cow, the moon, the cat, the fiddle, the dog, the dish and the spoon. Also the Peak District and Hazleton Clump.
For spinners and weavers! Spinning takes over your world... I have friends who do it every Wednesday but think about it all the time!!
This shows the joy of a marriage ceremony; two families coming together in a wedding, love, celebration, feasting and dancing all on a farm (actually Beechenhill Farm.)
The Cherry Tree and its folklore rhyme; Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief. A nice calm card to carry good wishes and notes.
The dairy cows jostle their way up for milking. The poem describes calling the cows up for milking in just the way that we still use today. A lovely colourful card to lift the spirits.
The pure white Dove, the international symbol of love and peace. A great card for those you love, not just on Valentine’s day.
A Derbyshire Gritstone sheep on a Derbyshire Gritstone moor. The natural earth pigments are perfect for this wide natural landscape. This is a popular card or notelet for friends and family.
This happened. I took our little dog down the fields where we set off a nearby nestled hare. I found her nest (form) it was her shape and it was warm. A beautiful card or notelet for friends and family.
Another country saying; ‘you are not sure if it’s a hare or a stone, if it moves, it’s a stone’. A lovely card or notelet for friends and family.
This happened! How do you get three lambs and a sheep up to the farm? Fetch a wheelbarrow for the lambs and the sheep will follow- blarting! A good ‘get well soon’ card.
The Moon has a new name each month, in May its Hare Moon. Our Beechenhill hares dash about, fighting and dancing as the moons rise in May. A good card for May birthdays and notes.
This happened; next –door, on my winter walk, I heard voices and looked over the stable door, there was new Mum Lisa, her tiny baby and two children feeding lambs. A lovely card for Mums, Grannies and Mothers’Day.
One of a series of Peak District Well Dressing Angels, they celebrate our relationship with water- and of course rain connects us to heaven- good to remember when things go wonky. A good ‘thinking of you’ card or note.
The Moon has a new name each month, in September it’s Harvest Moon. I saw this one clear September night, huge round silage bales, and sea gulls. A good card for September birthdays.
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