Raspberry

Week 36 of the PBP. I love, love, love this plant! It’s one of the most gregarious of the hedge-dwellers, and provides bounty for all who would dare to dance through its thorns. Raspberries make the August heat bearable, a reward for the long hot days. Raspberry was the first plant that I learned to […]

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Nettle

Week 29 of the PBP. The whole plant is downy, and also covered with stinging hairs. Each sting is a very sharp, polished spine, which is hollow and arises from a swollen base. In this base, which is composed of small cells, is contained the venom, an acrid fluid, the active principle of which is […]

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The Planets: Mars

It was almost scary how easily this design formed. It combines elements from the traditional Martian symbol as well as the glyphs for Aries and Scorpio, which Mars is said to rule. The only thing I would have done differently was to use a finer-tipped gold pen for the outline (which doesn’t show up as […]

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