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Thursday, October 21, 2010
I love flowers, blooming in the garden, wild flowers by a road site, freshly cut at a farm stand, and pressed with love in a Herbarium.
So when a few years ago my friend Laura@52Flea bid and purchased two exquisite Herbariums from e-bay..... one for each of us, I was thrilled.
There were pages and pages of dried flowers.
It was always a double page with a hand-drawn picture and description in pencil on the left hand and the pressed flower on the right.
I wonder who this young girl was, was this a school project, and where did she find all these beautiful flowers?
Look at all the details in her drawings. She describes everything so well.
This was in the year 1908 and in my mind I picture a thirteen to 15 year old little girl with her head covered by a straw hat, a white dress of fine lawn fabric, running through the meadow and delighting in a new find.
Perhaps she had her best friend joining in this adventure.
I think she had a lot of fun putting this Herbarium together.
Over a hundred years later, I treasure it as much as she did, maybe even more!
I framed as many as would fit in our hallway and hung them with great pride.
My little imaginary girl, I think you would be happy with the way I honored your Herbarium.
I live in a small town an hour north of New York City on the beautiful Hudson River. I am married to a wonderful and patient man who supports me wherever my fancies take me....be it antiquing, fleamarketing, decorating, etc.......
We have a great son and two absolutely wonderful and bright grandkids. I have been creating dolls and other creations since 1984...loving every minute!.....
My background is in fashion design and marketing. My birthplace is Germany where I lived my first 23 years. In my work, you will often see things that remind me of my childhood in Germany.
I have been fortunate to have been recognized for my work.
My dolls have been featured in Country Living, Country Accent,General Store,and Early American Life.
In 1997 I felt honored to be asked by the Folk Art Museum of New York City to display my work in one of their windows at Rockefeller Center for Christmas.
I will use my blogs to showcase my new creations and dolls that are for sale and you can still find me exhibiting at a few shows a year. Thank you for stopping by and please visit again soon!
God bless, Evi
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