“Queen Anne’s Lace,” 5 x 5 inches, pen and ink, prints available in my shop
I saw some of these when I was out hiking last weekend, and I thought they would be the perfect addition to my natural patterns alphabet. In looking for pictures of Queen Anne’s Lace, I learned something I didn’t know—this plant is also known as a wild carrot, and the root can be eaten like a normal carrot. Actually, now that I read the wikipedia page more closely, I wonder if I saw the Deadly Water Hemlock instead, which it says looks very similar. Hmmm? Well, at least I didn’t try to eat it!
It felt really good to get down to drawing today—so many ideas have been buzzing in my head this week, many of them more business related, that it was nice to lose myself in lines and letters. It reminds me why I’m doing all of this—for the love of art, not business or money, even though it would be nice to be able to support myself financially with this business—hopefully soon!
So here’s to the pure love of drawing—that meditative conjuring, building lines into things and losing yourself in the process. Oh drawing, I love you so!