The Art of Inge Löök Will Gladden a Gardener’s Heart

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I might not have discovered the art of Inge Löök if a friend hadn’t introduced me to Pinterest a few years back.  I’m sorry if you are missing out on this wonderful world of images that certainly covers the gamut of everything I could possibly be interested in from English Cottage Gardening to paper dolls and art….depending on your fancy, as the English say.

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Inge Löök’s real name is Ingeborg Lievonen, a Finnish artist born in Helsinki in 1951. She was once a professional gardener, but today she is most famous for her Granny postcards. When she was a child, Inge lived with her family in a 7-story building in Helsinki. In the same building lived two older women, Alli and Fifi, who later became the inspiration for the characters in her postcards. If you love books and tea and dear friends, then you know why this image on the left is a favorite. Ah, but if you are a gardener, then I hope you will consider this my gift to you by way of Pinterest and the charming art work of Inge Löök.   See my Pinterest Board For More of her work.

 

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About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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One Response to The Art of Inge Löök Will Gladden a Gardener’s Heart

  1. johnvic8 says:

    A nice introduction to an artist I had not known. She seems to like pots…as I do.

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