Drawing botanicals started when I was a new mom. I had just put my one-year-old child down for a nap, and instead of folding laundry or doing dishes, I decided to take time for myself. Self care for me usually looks like creating. I pulled out my chalk pastels and paper I had previously stained with tea, and created my first “nap time botanical” of an orange.
Since then, I have added to this collection, one drawing at at time, over the years. The very first orange I illustrated is framed and hanging in my bedroom, as a reminder to take time for myself.
Now, I am able to share the creative process, from staining paper, to completing your very own original, with you!