"The Secret Garden was what many called it ...... she liked the name and she liked still more the feeling that when its beautiful old walls shut her in, no one knew where she was. It seemed almost like being shut out of the world in some fairy place." - Frances Hodgson Burnett
In the Garden. Hooked rug by Ann Willey
I'm enchanted by Ann Willey's work. Her hooked rugs remind me of the beautifully illustrated story books I was fascinated with as a child. See more of Ann's work on her website, here and on Flickr, here.
"Dreams, fairytales, myth, and everyday life overlap and intermingle in my mixed media paintings and rug hookings. I am fascintated by the concept of magical realism, and there is a psychological current that runs through my work, which can hint at multiple layers of meaning." - Ann Willey
Red Shoes in the garden by Amy Huddleston . Website here.
"When I am alone the flowers are really seen; I can pay attention to them. They are felt presences." - May Sarton
Spring Garden by Elaine Pamphilon at the Medici Gallery, here.
Metamorphose-attendre by Jung-Yeon Min. See more here.
Gate by Margaret Ryall. Website here and blog here.
Garden Abstract by Mary Ann Wakeley. Blog here and Flickr photostream here.
"It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought." - James Douglas
A reverie of suspended thought ..... I like that.
Forest Walk. Mixed media by Chuck Gumpert. Website, here.
Sacred Stone Garden Art by Deborah Bridges. Website here.