This is a publication for all ages and once you meet the talented author you will understand why. Author and Illustrator Vivian Swift will be the first to tell you that she does NOT write books, rather, she creates reading experiences.  In this post meet author and illustrator Vivian Swift. Vivian shares her new publication titled Gardens of Awe and Folly. 

Gardens of Awe and Folly Author Vivian Swift

Out of all the books I’ve enjoyed under the category ‘gardening’ this book truly captures the essence of a treasured growing space.  ‘Gardens of Awe and Folly : A traveler’s journal of the meaning of life and gardening’ will captivate anyone who enjoys the outdoors and appreciates the art found within the journey through a garden. In this video hear from the author Vivian Swift.  You will be amazing at how she came about being an illustrator in her career.

This video Meet Vivian Swift : Author and Illustrator is on my Bren Haas Channel. 

Gardens of Awe and Folly By Vivian Swift

Sample of Vivian Swift Work

This is a collage from Vivian’s adorable blog.  She shared with during the presentation linked above that she works in very small ‘snack like’ sizes when creating the artwork for her publications.  The interview with Vivian really inspired me to start taking more notes in my garden.  Sometimes you think you have to work HUGE to get the message across but this Illustrator shows different.

Gardens of Awe and Folly
A Traveler's Journal on the Meaning of Life and Gardening 
Pub: March 1, 2016
Vivian Swift Publication

Bren Recommends Vivian Swift Publication

It was an honor to connect with Vivian Swift and hear about her journey traveling to gardens.  To view her interpretation as a non-gardener really opened my eyes to way I paint my landscape images with plants.

Get your copy on Amazon while supplies last.  You won’t regret this purchase: https://amzn.to/3D4bcoR

2 Responses

  1. I am happy to have all 3 of Vivian’s books:) And I have a TRISCUIT!
    She is a natural ..public speaking..very at ease Vivian!
    LOL Vivian..re mulching and growing zones..the reality show:)I do recognize the originals.
    Vivian thank you for being so generous with your tutorials..
    You do have good handwriting and it is unique.
    Fun to hear you talk.so humble!
    Had no idea how much work designing a font was.
    Thank you!

    1. It was an honor and delight to speak with Vivian. Thank you for stopping by my site Monique.

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