Edwardian Garden Wild Birds & Poem

Engaging scene of an Edwardian garden setting with wild bird portraits combined with a poem by Norman Rowland Gale. Custom designed decorative kitchen backsplash tile mural.

Design based on illustrations of British artist Edith Blackwell Holden.
Wild birds featured are young, juvenile robins, willow warbler feeding her chicks and song thrush in nest with her chicks.
Flowering plants in the painting are: hazelnut catkins with male flowers, foxglove, dog roses and creeping plume thistle.
Hand painted on 6 inch ceramic tiles.
Dimensions are: 36 inches wide x 24 inches high.

The poem in the painting is an excerpt from “A Creed” taken from “A Country Muse” by writer and poet Norman Rowland Gale and reads:
“How sweet the hedge that hides a cunning nest, and curtains off a patient, bright eyed thrush with five small worlds beneath her mottled breast.
Though life is growing nearer day by day each globe she loves as yet is mute, and still her bosom’s beauty slowly wears away.
At last the thin blue veils are backward furled, existence wakes and pipes into a bird as infant music bursts into the world.
And now the mother thrush is proud and gay; she has her pretty cottage and her young to feed and lull when western skies turn grey.”

Edwardian Garden Birds Poem features Edith Holden illustrations of willow warbler, song thrush, young robins, poem by Norman Gale. Painted tile art mural by Julia Sweda.
Full Mural
Edwardian Garden Birds Poem, closeup of young Robins on branch of Hazelnut tree blooming with catkins of male flowers. Artist Julia Sweda.
Closeup 1
Garden Birds Poem, closeup of mother Song thrush sitting in nest with her chicks. Artist Julia Sweda.
Closeup 2
Edwardian Garden Birds Poem, closeup of mother Willow warbler feeding her young chicks. Artist Julia Sweda.
Closeup 3


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"Julia was wonderful to work with, very accommodating and even matched my fabric colors and swatches for my clients kitchen backsplash."
-Mike B.

"Julia did an amazing job and is very busy. She communicated well with the list of wild flowers and pictures I sent her, of the blooms here at our home."
- Ann P.

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