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Artwork for the nursery

by Clare Mansell
Artwork for the nursery
Atticus poem in the nursery

The last bit of the nursery was finally put in place today, and it’s got quite a story behind it…

Many years ago I was sent home from primary school with a project to write a poem about a cat. Of course like most children with homework, I asked for adult help, and on this occasion got it from my dad. At the time he was renovating the bathroom in our house, and I have a vivid memory of him concocting this poem for me whilst doing the plumbing (multi-talented chap my father!)

The original poem has long since been lost and when I was looking for ideas to decorate the nursery, I thought it would be a good excuse to rescurrect the poem (which I still had in my head) and perhaps see if I could find an artist to illustrate it.

I found the very talented Jane Eccles on Etsy and she created a beautiful picture for Theo at a very reasonable price. It arrived shortly after he was born, but we had a 5 week wait for it to be framed… Today we at long last got to pick it up, and it now hangs in pride of place above his cot. A little piece of family history to hand down…

Atticus poem

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Emily (@amummytoo) October 8, 2011 - 2:27 pm

That is really beautifully illustrated. And what a lovely idea and a beautiful way to help preserve and pass down a special family memory 🙂

Jane Eccles October 8, 2011 - 2:41 pm

aw, thank you for writing such nice things – it looks great in it’s frame too!

Jackie October 8, 2011 - 4:04 pm

How lovely! What a great idea and it looks really beautiful hanging in the nursery too :O)

Susanna Zabulis October 10, 2011 - 9:05 pm

So sweet!


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