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Monday, 10 May 2010

A few more Malvern favourites...

If looks could kill...

I stopped by to watch The Three Men Went to Mow doing a spot of painting for charity at the show. They were given the task of painting a floral display, their work was to be judged by both a professional botanical artist and the audience and then it would be auctioned off to raise funds for the NGS. My favourite photo of the enitre show is not surprisingly of a plant or show garden but is the one above taken at the moment that the botanical artist (sorry I've forgotten your name already) announced that James' finger painting was his favourite. Dear smouldering Cleves face was priceless (click the pic to zoom in and see the utter look of contempt)!

"Fritillaries Blue" by Emma Hardicker


There was far more than just plants to see at the the show. I must admit I was really very pleasantly surprised by some the craftsmen and artisans exhibiting. Their work was incredibly beautiful and if I had the money... *big sigh*

My favourites were the very lovely and talented Emma Hardicker, Sarah Jones and Marie-Therese King, and Cynthia Lea.


"Beautiful Deadheads" by Sarah Jones

Ceramic Sculptures by Cynthia Lea.

I'm busy travelling today so I'm afraid you'll have to wait a little longer for my promised grisley show gardens in the rain post. I may even go and skip around a garden this afternoon if the sun keeps smiling like it is. In the meantime I suggest you take a peek at Ryans blog as his photos are fantastic, he seems to have had a much better photo day than me. 

RO xxx

10 comments:

Ryan said...

Thank you muchly for the kind link. Really disappointed to miss you on the day. I was at the back of the theatre on the painting session next to Ian who bought James' painting.

Ryan

M@M aka VP ;) said...

Oooooh they're wonderful :) So glad you took some photos of an often overlooked part of the show. My friends were bowled over by the craftsman's exhibits last year. Sadly I only had time for a quick peek and to have a chat with Sarah Walker (Art shades) who guest posted on the Malvern Meet blog.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

RO I thought those chickens were the real thing when I saw the photo at first. I have to say that I am very partial to that "Beautiful Dead Heads" painting.

HappyMouffetard said...

Ha ha! great caption. I have an almost identical photo, so you must have been not far in front of me, RO!

jeansgarden said...

Those ceramic chickens are amazing. Like Rosie, I would have thought they were real if your caption hadn't told me otherwise. -Jean

elizabethm said...

I love those chickens although I am not sure how my own chickens would cope with the competition. There were some beautiful things which I couldn't bear to look too closely at as I knew I wasn't buying!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Oh, no, I'm not envious at all about you going to Malvern, lol. Love the painting Beautiful Deadheads--just my style.

Gail said...

How did I miss these lovely prints! I could easily have slipped them in my suitcase...no need for permission from the USA to bring these plants in! Malvern really was a delight! gail

Carol said...

Oh, I love the Poppies and Fritillaries too RO and those hens are pretty fabulous! I always wanted chickens... these look almost real!

Kitchen Benchtops said...

Chickens are look so real and I love their colorful feathers, they pose with such pride.