First Night Design | ‘Such Serviceable Flowers’ #Art


’Such Serviceable Flowers’ © Sarah Vernon
Buy print ’Such Serviceable Flowers’ © Sarah Vernon from Redbubble

The title is a quote from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark in which the inimitable Morningside teacher of impressionable girls is talking about carnations. These vintage flowers—at least, I think they’re carnations—are from Mindy Somers of Vintage Art Downloads, a treasure chest of high-resolution images for artists. The underlay is one of my watercolour textures in pale magenta and green.

Buy Tote Bag from Fine Art America © Sarah Vernon
Buy Tote Bag from Fine Art America © Sarah Vernon

Below is a snippet from the film version of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) with Maggie Smith as Brodie and Celia Johnson as the headmistress, Miss Mackay. Incidentally, Dame Celia and I went to the same boarding school…though not at the same time. Obviously.

’Such Serviceable Flowers’ Greeting Card
Such Serviceable Flowers Greeting Card

Available at the following galleries:
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Zazzle US
Zazzle UK
Fine Art America
Fine Art England
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

16 thoughts on “First Night Design | ‘Such Serviceable Flowers’ #Art

  1. Beautiful and I love Maggie Smith in everything (happy she keeps making movies). I’m always intrigued by the snippets of information about yourself that you throw in. So hoping we’ll get your memoirs…

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