Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Year in Flowers - A Beautiful Book


The Year in Flowers is a truly beautiful daybook from a gifted artist --
 Katy Gilmore of the blog her spirits rose

Katy is an artist with words as well as with watercolor and her observations on the passing months are a pleasure to read.

The illustrations are utterly charming in their simplicity . . .

And, of course, there's room for your own words -- garden notes, journaling, poeticizing, philosophizing -- wherever inspiration leads you.

I've been enjoying Katy's blog for some time now and, having discovered that we share many interests, we've become blog friends, separated by a continent.  Last year, after I'd gone all fan girl about her painting, Katy sent me this lovely book and I've been enjoying it month by month -- such a lovely gift!

 I was happy to see, as I thought ahead to some Christmas and birthday gifts, that the book is aailable on line at various places,.... 

(Disclaimer: this book was a personal gift, not a copy sent in hopes of a review. But I thought some of you fellow flower lovers out there might be interested...)
 
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10 comments:

Ms. A said...

Looks like a beautiful book, that will become a treasured keepsake from a friend.

Thérèse said...

A book which appears so rich with delicacy!

Brian Miller said...

oh. nice...i like the illustrations...they have a charm to them...

June said...

It looks like a truly beautiful book!
If only I knew someone who gardened, to whom I give gifts....

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Oooo, pretty! I also love Katy's blog and she's one of the best watercolor artists I've seen in a long time.

jennyfreckles said...

That looks charming and I can think of at least one of my friends that woud love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Friko said...

Sounds like just the kind of commonplace book I’d love to have. I shall certainly take a closer look.

Talking of books, I’ve just read and enjoyed your first E.G. mystery. It won’t be the last. I appreciate the way you dealt with fundamentalist religion, an aspect of life totally alien to me. I found your book fast paced and enthralling, I read it in my allotted reading time over two days.

Victoria said...

Oh, I think I know someone who would love this book...ME! :D Thanks for the information.

katy gilmore said...

Vicki! Thank you so much for your wonderful blog post about The Year In Flowers!
And thank you to your blog readers for these lovely comments!
It's really a treat always to read your blog, and I cherish our long-distance friendship - discovering a kindred spirit (and her blog readers) via the Internet. Thank you! Xox

juliet said...

What a beautiful book. I love the paintings.