I just had to pop back in to show you all this most exquisite of drawings by my special sisterfriend Ces. Ces is currently working on a series of exceptionally wonderful drawings entitled The Secret Society of Oaks where she depicts her sisterfriends as Oak Nymphs and today she gave me this most precious of gifts! Here is Queen Nymph #10 of the series…and it is ME!
Can you believe the beautiful detail? Look at the bracelet on my left arm - see the pen and brush next to the acorn (I’m planting an oak tree - Quercus robur - in Ces’ honour in the garden of our new home) Then there is the quill and one-day-to-be-published-book necklace, and the zebra charm on my right arm. Look there…see my friends from Africa sitting on the twig? And over there is the Land Rover my sister and I drove all the way from Cape Town to Uganda. Oh, and see the Mountains of the Moon? And yes, exotic flamingo and graceful giraffe and wise elephant – my favourites! And there is our house, and over there Lake Victoria. Oh, there are more of the things I love – see them? Safaris and picnics, travel and sunshine and friends. Just perfectly perfect.
All this extraordinary detail on a tiny ATC card measuring just 2.5” x 3.5”! That Ces – she is singular! Do pop over to Ces and Her Dishes to see the other nymphs in the series – each and every one as exquisite and as beautifully detailed as my own most priceless of treasures.
Thank you, darling Ces – thank you!