Monday, August 9, 2010

Wild In The Garden And Some Chirpy Birds

The garden has taken the path to wild, unruly and untamed.

It's become a little paradise for insects.  

The part of me that likes things organised has been put on pause when it comes to the garden. What a difference this little piece of 'wild' has made. There are more insects seen here than anywhere else in the garden. It's a joy to see all the bees, crickets and tiniest of blue butterflies enjoying this little patch.
While the garden gets even more wilder, I've been busy  with a new project.
Let me introduce you to my new studio/summer workspace...

After much ummings and ahhings I finally decided to get one of these.
I am so excited about working in here. It's surrounded by hawthorn, hazel, plum, roses,and orange blossom, and I  plan to plant foxgloves and honeysuckle and hang bird feeders for my feathered friends.
There is still quite abit of  landscaping, digging and planting around it, to turning it into an inspiring wild retreat outside and in. So I will continue with it and hopefully the warm days will continue well into Autumn to enable me to work outside that bit longer.

I will leave you with new chirpy bird designs some of which will be flying over to Etsy shortly.
Oh yes, don't forget to wish upon a shooting star! The Perseid Meteor showers    peak on August 12th.

23 comments:

  1. I envy you your lovely workshop. I'd have a little heater in there so I could hide away in winter too!

    Love the pretty birds

    Jane

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  2. I love your new studio. The wild garden should present you with some potential artistic inspiration, too.

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  3. One day, I am SO coming to visit Karen...lol...your garden looks & sounds like my kind of place :)

    I have been checking the skies aready for a few nights, as we've been lucky with very clear skies & I have been hoping to catch a small sneaky glimse as the meteor shower hots up!
    Nothing yet, but then again I can only see a very small part of the sky from my garden. lol
    Fingers crossed for clear skies on th 12th!! *dances excitedly* :)

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  4. I love how wildness begets wildness. I keep my garden just on the edge of totally wild, much to the tutting disapproval of some heavily manicured and ordered neighbours, but the variety of wildlife I get is a constant source of delight to me.

    Thanks for the reminder on the perseids, I'll be checking the weather outlook for the next few nights as my next task, in hopeful anticipation...

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  5. Your work space is perfect! It looks like such an inspiring place to create. I also love that first picture you posting. Pure summer magic!

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  6. What a wonderful new space! Can't wait to see it with the added flowers and wilderness treasures! Love the detailing on the facia board!

    ~ Deb

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  7. The wild beauty is such an inspiration! You are lucky to live surrounded by nature! I like your future studio even when unfinished and I wish you to spend there only nice moments - just you and your art! The new flock of lovely birds seems eager to fly away...

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  8. Oh it would be so great to have an outdoor studio like that, nestled right smack in the middle of everything that inspires you. Well done :)

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  9. Oh how wonderful for you! I'm sure you will achieve even greater things with such a lovely dedicated outdoorsy creating space!! Enjoy it. I'm extremely jealous..... but not in a nasty way! x x

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  10. Congratulations!! Lovely looking space, I look forward to seeing the magic you will bring to it - in decorating and landscaping and in your creations. Is it small enough to heat with a small heater for most of winter days?

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  11. your workspace looks wonderful and cozy. i'm sure you'll find yourself with plenty of inspiration with all that surrounds you there.

    your little birdies are dear. all of your work is so lovely!

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  12. What a wonderful space to work, it looks just like a 'big people's' version of my daughters cubby house! Hmmm, I think I need a cubby house now!

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  13. Your new studio/outdoor workspace looks lovely, it will be a wonderful place to work. I always leave a part of my garden wild, it's a shady area though so not filled with butterflies or hoverflies, it has a logpile and a pile of stones and thick ivy so provides habitat for birds and the more secretive insects.
    I'd love to see the Perseid meteor shower but a mixture of light pollution and clouds makes it hard to see anything much here.

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  14. Thanks for your lovely comments x
    I am so looking forward to working in here and am looking into insulating it and winter proofing it too, then I can take my little heater down there. :)

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  15. Your new workspace is just beautiful - and what lovely natural surroundings you have to inspire you. Can't wait to see the new pretties in your shop. Theresa

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  16. I love your blog. I've come to it via a search on another blog. I left my outdoor studio when I moved last year, and miss the feeling of being in the outdoors, yet near enough for a cup of tea. Love your artwork too. I'll be back soon. Andrew

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  17. Oh my gosh, Karen, it is a beautiful little spot. I can't wait to see what you create there!

    Enjoy! :)

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  18. I am so jealous of your new studio, Karen!

    Imagine all the magic that's being created in there!

    -Dean

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  19. I love my little studio in the garden. Sadly though, it's getting old and leaky now! I know you'll enjoy the peace and solitude of your own place. There's simply nothing like it :)

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  20. I have always wanted a little hideaway like that but I am afraid my little garden hasnt the room...enjoy it you lucky lady....

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  21. Your garden is lovely and magical - and it will be so interesting to see how you pull together your new workshop! I'm betting it will be pretty special.

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  22. I have just spent a lovely time looking through your blog and i adore your art work.. so tranquil and dream like, I have a bit of a thing for hares and have done some art work featuring them , if you get time pop over to my litle blog... bestest wishes.Linda

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  23. Hi there

    I found the attached today while searching on the net and think it is a site that you will also like.

    http://rueandhyssop.blogspot.com/2010/09/autumn-equinox-blessings-and-gifts.html?spref=fb

    Love all your new stuff,you are so clever. night night xx

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