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26 July 2012

A Winter Garden

I've been spending quite a bit of time

...in our beautiful Winter Garden lately.

 I love the way some plants look 
when they've gone to seed. 

Weeds can be so beautiful sometimes, that 
I'm reluctant to pull their roots from the earth 

and make way for flowers. 

Our vegie beds are bare. We were exhausted by 
the Summer harvest and neglected to plant Winter crops. 

We've cleared the debris and turned the soil and I've 
been shelling the dried bean pods I harvested in Summer 
and selecting new heirloom varieties of foodplants.

Now all we have to do is wait a little... until the weather 
turns, and the rays of Spring begin to warm the soil.

This painting is by Audrey Kawasaki

So bittersweet. Like a winter garden.

17 July 2012

Another World Recordings

More from my portfolio of Art and Illustration

Playtime (series one)
© Anna Maria Drutzel

...why don't you take a peek! xox

A Beautiful Book

This has to be one of my all time favourite illustrated books but
it comes with a rather hefty price tag. I only own a diary version.

If you are feeling particularly affluent today it is available from

...lucky you! xox

13 July 2012


"Alas, when everything flies away the 
outline of the heart goes black"

Hans Christian Andersen
from astrid stampe's picture book, 1853

via the incredible 50 Watts

10 July 2012

Winter Blooms

 I was asked to create a bridal hairpiece for a friend recently.

I took a couple of quick pics in our garden, amid beautiful 
winter blooms, before sending the lovely thing on it's way.

I've posted some beautiful pictures from the wedding on 
A Modern Fable if you fancy a little peek into the day. xo