Month: February 2019

What is the REAL reason behind your veganism?

Yesterday marked the beginning of the season before lent/Pascha known as the Triodion. The briefest of descriptions I can give of the story is: The Pharisee prayed loud and proud for all to hear. He was showing off how ‘holy’ he was… Read More

Light box set up

How do you set up your light source for botanical illustration? Quite a bit of paper, ink and conversation has gone into proper light source set up. When i was taking classes at the Denver School of Botanical Illustration, there were a… Read More

Botanical Illustration

My first ever botanical watercolor.

Orthodox Christians read their bibles

  As I journeyed toward Orthodoxy and told people about it; my ex-Roman Catholic father, and mother who is the grand-daughter of a Lutheran pastor, friends who knew nothing about Orthodoxy except the wrong information they had been fed or was easiest… Read More

Orthodoxy continually shows us how, Jesus restores women after the fall

If you think women should continue to be persecuted, and thought of as, ‘less than’ men because of what happened in the garden of Eden, think again… after reading an Orthodox Christian bible. For a Christian church with an undeserved reputation for… Read More

How meat is saving my life

When I was 30, I had a cancer scare. When I was 31, I had another one. With a cancer scare comes surgeries to remove tissue for biopsies. When you spend a summer with tubes inside of you, recovering from surgery, you… Read More

So many reds…

On the left you see the long purple streak. That is Quinacridone Violet. Ignore that. We are talking today about the three red lines on the right. From top to bottom there are; Pyrrol Scarlet by Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton Winsor Red,… Read More

Photography vs. botanical illustration

In this day and age of high tech imagery, it may seem odd to some that there are people such as I (and many, many others) who dedicate so much of their time and treasure to learning the fine art of botanical… Read More

Snail shell in graphite

Adult reading program at my library

Every year during winter, my local library holds an adult reading program. There is a themed mug every participant receives upon completion of the program. A record is kept of the books you read and that record goes into a drawing for… Read More