19 December 2010

miss holly




I know I'm pretty much preaching to the converted, but it just wouldn't be right to end the year without the gorgeous water colours by the equally gorgeous Holly Ward Bimba aka Golly Bard. I have no idea why it's taken me so long - silly me. With an enviable (self confessed!) obsession for intricate patterning, Holly takes us on a naturalist's journey of all things splendid - birds and feathers and snakes and mice and eggs and bats and insects and nests and flora and weather and kooky hybrids and pickled eyes - yes, you heard me correctly - I do love how she slips these works in. With warmth and humour she creates a radiant microcosm that is so beautifully balanced in composition and tone - reflecting an attentiveness to her surrounds and a vivacious imagination that grows without cease. There's nothing more we could possibly want for. xx

> Golly Bard's drawing room blog, Etsy shop, Flickr

12 comments:

holly aka golly said...

Helen, my cheeks are burning pink, no red, and speckled no less! You are such a dear and I'm honored to featured by you! You are not only clever with a brush, but also with words. I love your insight and understanding. I think you have a greater awareness than me! As for the pickled eyeballs, what can I say? My work has been an evolution and I do have a penchant for anatomy that still pops up every once in a while!

barbarabeesblog said...

Ha, as I read your words I thought you could easly own a galery and could do impressive introductions to any artists work. Your're really talented (in this section too), I totally agree with Holly.
AND your damned right that you preaching to converted. Hollys work is stunning ... all what you already talked about in a perfect manner.
So and now I feel totally ashamed of my poor english. eek.

annamaria said...

I agree with Barbara, Holly's work is stunning and your write-up awesome as well!!Lovely to come by here alaways!
Happy Holidays dear Helen!XX

Kylie said...

They are just fabulous, I agree :) Kx

gretchenmist said...

Holly's work is divine + I agree with all that's been said above :)

barbarabeesblog said...

Hi Helen I wish you a wonderful christmas and all the best for 2011 with lots of success for your etsy business! xx Barbara

Leililaloo said...

I wish you a super creative and succesful 2011 :))

swinkie said...

I too want to wish you a fabulously happy and creative New Year 2011! Look forward to our many more future blog dialogu-ing... xswink

. said...

I'm terribly into your blog. Do you have a tumblr? I'd love to follow you.

Have an awesome day.

http://anoutfitforeveryseason.com/

helicopter6 said...

Oooh... my cheeks are burning red too! (Well actually my whole face goes a deep beetroot - not so becoming!) I hope you've all had a wonderful Chrissy, and here's to a startling new year! xx

helicopter6 said...

Hi .said, unfortunately I don't have a Tumblr. I already have too many emails etc to keep an eye on... I think my poor head would explode!

SKIZO said...

Beautiful
Work
thank you for sharing