Finding inspiration for new work......
exquisitely painted in the late 1800's by
Marianne Collinson Campbell (1827-1903)
is a beautiful bunch of Sturt's desert pea
held in the NationalLibrary of Australia
and published in "Women of Flowers"
a detail of work in progress
(reclaimed needlework, lace pins, museum board)
"...we saw that beautiful flower the Clianthus formosa [sic] in splendid blossom on the plains. It was growing amid barrenness and decay, but its long runners were covered with flowers that gave a crimson tint to the ground". (Sturt's journal, Narrative of an Expedition into Central Australia)