This week’s Charli Mills’ prompt is; in 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about fingers that fly.
So an historical tale about a delightful lady;
“That’s beautiful my dear”
The girl placed the flower beside the old lady, her great grandmother’s dear friend
“Look, it’s the same colour.” She held a coloured paper beside the geranium.
“I wonder?” she mused, the little girl watched entranced as Mary Delany’s fingers flew over the paper, cutting and trimming, then other little bits of paper were expertly added. To her amazement a perfect paper flower grew in front of her, just like the real one.
The old lady smiled gently, admiring her flower, the most multi-talented artist of the eighteenth century had just invented a new art form.
Believe it or not this picture is made of pieces of coloured paper
This is the story that the delightful Mary Delany (1700-1788) told about how she invented her ‘paper mosaics’ of flowers. She was seventy-one when she first created her wonderful flowers, at the time they made her famous and now they are rightly one of the treasures of the British Museum.