Friday, May 11, 2012

Five Bookmarks in Progress and Happy Mother's Day!

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
– Lady Dorothy Nevill

Boy, isn’t that the truth!

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Five Bookmarks in Progress – Watercolor and Love

I’m working on 5 more bookmarks.  They are so relaxing and fun.  This morning, I took my coffee into the studio and painted a little before I got ready for work.  With Memorial Day coming up, the sign shop is insanely busy, so any opportunity do anything calming is a welcome break.

About Lady Dorothy Nevill

Lady Dorothy Nevill, the noted British gardener, was one of the most celebrated society hostesses of her day; her salons attracted leading writers, artists, and statesmen. She was born Dorothy Walpole in 1826 in England. She married a wealthy cousin with a 23-acre estate, where she pursued her interest in plants. She built 13 greenhouses and carried on an extensive correspondence with Charles Darwin. Her memoir, Leaves From the Note-Books of Lady Dorothy Nevill, was published in 1906. She died in 1913.

Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend. Happy Mother’s Day, too! I’m not a mom, but I know it has to be the hardest job in the world…. and the most rewarding.

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