Monday, 19 June 2017

Peonies and Dancers

Lustre glaze ceramic bowl by Margery Clinton  (1931-2005)

Margery became a specialist in lustre glazes as a result of research done at the Royal College of Art in the 1970s.  An inventory of her recipes and research is now held in the National Library of Scotland .....

Looking at these fading peony petals I see dance costumes  .....

Dancers by Edgar Degas (1834-1917)  .....

Dancer and Peony petals  .....

Thank you for visiting

Images 7,8,9.10: Degas  -  source Wikipedia

Shared with :    All Seasons    Mosaic Monday    Our World Tuesday 


  1. Hello, Ruby,
    Surprisingly transparent your flowers in the photos. Those fragile petals are co beautiful.I enjoyed the ballet painting and the sketch by Degas.
    Happy new week to you!

  2. Very beautiful flowers and petals.

  3. WOW!!! clear beautiful shots, luv the last mosaic best of the lot
    Happy Mosaic Monday

    much love...

  4. I have alway loved Degas' paintings! So true, the fading petals are like dancing skirts. Beautiful.

  5. The images of the centre of the peony is almost mesmerising and tempt us to look ever more closely. The petals do resemble tutus don't they? What stunning mosaics you've brought to MM this week, merci!

  6. Totally agree with you, that the many petals of the peony is reminiscent of a dancer's tutu. Your post is beautiful and well done!Many thanks for sharing the beauty of color and airiness with All Seasons! Much appreciated on a morning of 90+ degree weather! Have a lovely week - I'm going to dance now (I'ld wish as feather light and elegant as the peonies:) )

  7. What a lovely post!! Very imaginative. Made me smile!!

  8. The way to my heart is paper pink petals and petticoats!

  9. Wonderful images of the flowers. You captured so many gorgeous details! The dancers are awesome, too.

  10. Hi! Ruby. Your peony petals's photos look like dancer's costumes. I like Degas's paintings very much. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Lovely macro floral shots ~ all very creative and beautiful ~ ^_^

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog ^_^

  12. Such pretty flowers


  13. Thank you for your sharing your imagination and creativity!


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