Recently, there is conversation in our office about the importance of hand drawing, more specifically, the ability to understand the environment around us through its practice. I have always been fascinated by scientific illustrations as they seem to portray the quest for understanding told through rendering. One illustrator and naturalist that uniquely displays this is […]….
John Lindley & Joseph Paxton, Water Lily, Seerose, 1850-53. Hand-coloured lithograph. From Paxton’s Flower Garden, London. cupofmeat
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Last year I introduced you to Lara Gastiger and her inspiring nature journals and beautiful botanical artwork. Recently I read Anne’s interview with Lara Gastiger on My Giant Strawberry – A Sketchbook Conversation. Here’s how Lara describes her perpetual nature journal ~ “I encourage everyone to obtain a blank journal that is a portable size and proceed…