Here’s a new addition to my Natural Patterns Alphabet:


“Kelp,” 5 x 5 inches, pen and ink, prints available in my shop, see all of them here

I have to admit, I struggled a little with this one—it was hard to fit such a giant and flowing mass into a small square. I want to call it a plant, but I’m not sure that’s correct—I read that kelp is a type of algae, and I thing algae is a separate type of organism from plants? Arrgh, I need to study up on my nature science.

Kelp, the word is as odd as the thing. It sounds very lowly, kind of like the word mud. It was a good challenge for the letter “k” and adds nicely to the other sea creatures I did for the series. I keep wanting to say that I’m closing in on finishing, but in truth, there are still five left, and they’ll have to wait until later this fall, as I will be leaving in just two days for my wedding.


4 Responses to “Kelp”

  1. 2 Era September 20, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Amazing, as usual. I’m really speechless about how you continue to choose things that are so magical to me.

  2. 3 Kerri September 23, 2009 at 2:25 am

    Kelp is one of my favourite things. I love the sense of movement in this :)

  3. 4 Margarita Lorenzo September 28, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Congratulation!! U are most sure married by now and away on your honey moon!! Have an amazing time!!

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