Category Archives: Plants

Autumn

Autumn may be my favourite season but it’s like picking a favourite book. However, I do love Autumn. I love how it encourages us to wind down from the heat of summer, to enjoy the rain and the chilly nights, to … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Earth

Thanks to Ailsa at Where’s my backpack? for this theme, which is in celebration of Earth Day. Hopefully we will be able to encourage our politicians to have policies that support our Earth too. It is tempting to publish beautiful … Continue reading

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The Nullarbor and trees.

It was at my artist in residency at Mountain Seas on Flinders Island that inspired me to focus on trees. Not just any tree, but melaleucas. I love their canopies, the way the top  parts catch the light while the underneath … Continue reading

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It’s such a pretty plant

There were ten artists at Menindee this year, and we were able to find nine plants from Beckler’s list. (Not sure what I am talking about? Have a look in the category Beckler’s Botanical Bounty on the side bar. Sorry, … Continue reading

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Collecting our plants in Menindee

One of the delights of the Beckler’s Botanical Bounty Project is going out into the field to find our plants. The habitat here, in the arid areas of outback New South Wales, always looks so desolate. Driving along in the … Continue reading

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Botanic illustration and flower painting

Jan McDonald, the Rare Books Librarian at the State Library of Victoria, uses two books from the collection to show the difference between botanic illustration and flower painting. One book contains depictions of Australian plants collected by scientific illustrator Austrian … Continue reading

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Trees, glorious trees

Only a short post today, because I want you to scoot over to EllaDee’s blog to read her story, “I asked my neighbour about its life…”, a beautiful fable about tree spirits in urban areas. It is a delight to … Continue reading

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The end of the week in Menindee

Our week of botanical art was over in a flash. To bring yourself up to speed on the project I am involved with look at my Beckler’s Botanical Bounty Project category. The first step was to find the plants on … Continue reading

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The Art of Botanical Illustration 2014

Unfortunately the Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition, organised by the friends of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne, is finished. Also, again unfortunately, I have no photos to show you. Photography was not allowed. Even if it was I would not show … Continue reading

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A story to tell from the Australian Arid Lands Botanical Gardens

Before we went south to the Coorong and the Great Ocean Road I made the Fella we went to Port Augusta. For a couple of years I had wanted to visit the Australian Arid Lands Botanical Garden there. To be completely … Continue reading

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