Sunday 5 May 2019

The Secret Garden

My journal page , inspired by the work of Laly Mille, captures for me, one of my favourite books. "The Secret Garden", by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
I have always been entranced by walled gardens and wonder about the hidden stories that gardens could tell from years gone by.
This piece is a fusion of magazine cuttings and my own painting. total fantasy as you can see and topped off with the little robin that guided the girl in the story to find the key to the secret garden.
The paint is all PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk.
So, this is my monthly entry to A Vintage Journey Blog Challenge which is all about Books.


  1. This is just so beautiful and very clever my talented friend. Xx

  2. What a beautiful Secret garden you have created on your journal pages Hazel! I would love to 'take a moment' to wander through these lovely flowers and flowering trees - I can just smell their beautiful scents! thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! xx

  3. Absolutely beautiful your Secret Garden Hazel!! Wonderful fully bloom and make me happy. and I can see fabulous wisterias!! xx

  4. What a delight to see these artful garden themed pages! I love how you've incorporated the magazine cuttings with your fabulous artwork. Hazel, your art journal pages really speak to me! I love that book, and it's title always brings to mind my late 'second Mom' who had a florist shop called The Secret Garden where I worked while in college. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

  5. Wow this is so beautiful! Love the page spread.. I want to walk in this garden.

  6. WOW!! Such fabulous journal pages and I can see Laly's influence x I adore all the details and its clear to see you had fun creating it too x Thank You for hopping on board with us again at AVJ for the "Book It" challenge theme

    Best Wishes
    Annie xx

  7. What a gorgeous page spread in tribute to a brilliant book. The lush garden looks so inviting... I'd love to take a moment to enjoy all the beauties within the walls. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x