In progress

Another sunflower bundle tattoo design commission. I could do a million different versions of these floral bundles and never tire of them. They’re truly a treat.

Despite being super busy lately, I’m going to make a serious attempt to properly keep up with my art-related social media updates. I’d like to continue to share peeks at works in progress, but I need a better camera than my iPhone to do so in a way that doesn’t make me cringe (as the above photo does). If anyone has any suggestions for decent digital cameras that are fairly inexpensive and will do the job of taking lovely photos of drawings, let me know!

For National Red Rose Day we thought we’d make a fun gif of “a rose resuscitated.” Palingenesis is the act (or idea) of raising a plant from its own burned ashes. Athanasius Kircher was a believer and gave his method in Mundus Subterraneu, 1665. The method is also laid out with this illustration in Curiosities of Nature and Art in Husbandry and Gardening, 1707 by Abbé de Vallemont. 

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Cucumber plant illustration for Claire. Thanks lady, this was such a lovely little tattoo to do!

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Dandelions are the enemy in the war for the pristine green lawn. However, they are incredibly beneficial to many insects and pollinators, and there are a variety of ways to cook and eat them.

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Sources:

Ode To The Dandelion

http://druidgarden.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/ode-to-the-dandelion/

Taraxacum

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum

Taraxacum officinale

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum_officinale

University of Maryland Medical Center - Dandelion

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/dandelion

National Gardening Association - Fall Garden Cover Crops

http://www.garden.org/ediblelandscaping/?page=september_cover

The tiniest potato plant for Fiona! Based on a story by Louis Sachar about a tattoo of a potato on an ankle. This was so fun!