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They ae so lovely and sunny, its hard not to smile. How is the paw?

kitschen pink

When it comes to fashion I'm with Oscar Wilde. Your Primroses are beautiful. Spring primroses will always be beautiful. t.xx


My mum adores primroses and so do I. They are so dainty, cheerful and full of the joys of spring. Beautiful


I think the new word for old fashioned is vintage, and everyone is into vintage!!!


Some of our primroses are still flowering from last year - they seem to be the only flower that will grow in one of our beds - so we tend to go a little overboard and cram in as many as we can. A little dash of old-fashioned is always nice. See you anon! C x

kathleen watson

I love your paintings, they remind me very much of Charles Rennie Macintosh's watercolours. I particularly like his paintings of pinks and cyclamen. I love your daffodils and tete a tetes - they're my favourite flowers!


primroses will always be beautiful, no matter how 'old fashioned' they may be,they always make me smile.:)
i have a little patch of wild ones which come up each sping...i then know summer is on its way.

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  • Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.

Books I have illustrated!

  • The Best Gift of All

  • Book and dvd,(narrated by Kevin Whateley), of Bringing Down the Moon

  • There's a House Inside My Mummy

  • The Magic Donkey Ride

  • Down in the Woods at Sleepytime

  • Dear Tooth Fairy

  • Dear Mermaid

  • No Place Like Home

  • Diamond in the Snow

  • Bringing Down the Moon