Okay, I must admit that cyclamens do not grow in my garden!
I've tried growing them, but they haven't managed to last very long.
Because I LOVE cyclamens (especially red ones), each year I treat myself to at least one pot of them. Therefore, whilst they may not technically be in my garden, they are, in a broader sense, an annual 'garden' experience for me!
I was hungry for a lovely deep red one when I came across this beauty & decided to bring it home.
Off to the workroom I went...Hi Ho Hi ho it's off to work I go...!
Speaking of which, I am respecting even more now, the value of producing at least one small sample when about to launch into a body of new work. It is something I have tended to do as a matter of course for my bigger pieces, but this process is so fabulous for identifying potential glitches that I am more enthusiastic now about investing the time into that preliminary exploration. I hope it is inspiring you as well!