Listening to the radio today it came to my attention that it is Ella Fitzgerald’s centenary ! In a couple of weeks on 25 April she would have been 100 years old if she was still alive! Known as the Queen of Jazz, her version of Gershwin’s song “Summertime” has to be one of my favourite all time songs.
Ella collaborated with many great jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, and one rainy Sunday a few weeks ago I had a naming ceremony for my starlings whilst listening to some of these old greats.
Here’s Ella, she is helping me to advertise my sale in my Artfinder shop. Some of the other jazz starlings are there too!
In the valley below the hill where I live there is a small village with a leat running along the edge of the fields and opposite a row of old and pretty cottages. There are often ducks on the leat and once I saw a very raggedy looking heron trying to catch a fish, but it always feels as if I have experienced a split second of magic when I catch a bright blue iridescent flash out of the corner of my eye.
See more photos of the Kingfishers and enjoy them on your wall!
…and flowers… A collection of new pieces. Please contact me if you are interested in any garden paving stones or bird baths or wish to commission a piece for you garden or home. Click the links to buy feather pictures.
feathers concrete paving stones- stained glass
birch leaf concrete paver – hand gilded glass
leaves concrete paver – hand gilded glass
horse chestnut concrete paver – hand gilded glass
daisies concrete paver – ceramic and gold leaf glass
flowers concrete paver – smalti and gold leaf glass