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madameshawshank



Joined: 30 Sep 2004
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Location: Penrith (where jacarandas remind me of change), New South Wales, Australia

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:13 pm    Post subject: floral emblems Reply with quote

have just finished writing on a b'day card to send to a friend in Massachusetts ~ a waratah on the cover..how I love that flower..the floral emblem of the state of New South Wales..

I thought I'd share, what for me, is just about the bee's knees of waratah imagery:

http://www.anbg.gov.au/emblems/preston.waratah.html

plus, as a bonus:

http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/whats_on?eventid=1699

http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/sub/preston/order.html

methinks I might just take up residence in the gallery for a few months...Preston's work seems to strike a cord with me...my heart sings when I look at her work.

I look forward to some flora chat!

Am imagining waratahs all over the world Wink ..in the snow, deserts, rainforests, swamps, hills 'n dales, cities, distant lands, on tables, on all tables, waratahs for all...am imagining...that's how much I love 'em.
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Rainey



Joined: 29 Sep 2004
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Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an impressive woodcut!

The plant looks like it could be related to artichokes and thistles. Very lovely. Are the stem and foliage barbed?
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madameshawshank



Joined: 30 Sep 2004
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Location: Penrith (where jacarandas remind me of change), New South Wales, Australia

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:35 pm    Post subject: further... Reply with quote

Rainey Darling..I love curiosity!

http://www.anbg.gov.au/emblems/nsw.emblem.html

methinks dear old nature had a field day with this fleur...

it is indeed food for my soul..the word...the way artists see the plant..

haiku for rainey & a waratah

flower spiriting
time you take blossoming joy
lesson in patience

may your day be joyous..
hugs
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Lilia Dignan



Joined: 23 Mar 2005
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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madame,

Beautiful artwork! No wonder you'd want to spend time in the gallery. Waratah reminds me of the beautiful addition to some great floral arrangements.

Such a great way to start my cold foggy San Francisco morning. I have had to wear a coat the past several days.

Thanks for the the Watarah explanation and the enjoyable Margaret Preston websites.

-Lilia
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