It takes a gifted artist to become a great teacher and those who dare to teach never cease to learn.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Perfect Mother's Day Gift - Mrs. Delaney and her Circles


 Mrs Delaney started her life's work at seventy-two and by the time she turned 88 and started loosing her eyesight she had created over 1000 images, all cut with filigree-handled scissors from scarlet paper, carefully colored and then mounted on black background. They are accurate representations of the flowers and most of them are now kept in British Museums collections.
Come and join our weekend workshop on Mrs. Delaney and her circles - a perfect mother's day gift and you can visit Denver Botanic Gardens Annual Plant Sale at the same time.   

  Before devoting her life for paper-cutting, which Mrs. Delaney is most known for, she was a skilled embroiderer and her works can be viewed e.g., at the Royal School of Needlework (above a court dress detail, silk embroidery on satin, 1740-41).