I almost forgot to draw these beautiful orchids. I had to Google them to remember the name. I call them cup orchids but they are actually Paphiopedilum, often called the Venus slipper. They look more like cups than slippers to me 🤭
Who loves artichokes??
Artichoke drawing in pastel on textured paper.
My desk is now covered in pastel chalk including my fingers, phone and face.
In Chinese Culture, the mess you make when eating shows how much you enjoyed the meal. I guess this must be true of my pastel art.
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Let blessings fall around you like blossoms ~ Rumi
Quick sketch in between puppy duties. I’m fostering a couple of puppies for a few months.
Another native fragrant flower mostly grown in temples and gardens because they are believed to bring wealth to the family. The plant is also used as natural anticipectic and anti inflammatory.
Sketch of the day no 1270 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a yellow magnolia champaca
Today feels like it’s been played out in slow motion from over exerting myself yesterday with the excitement of all the different workouts I discovered on ClassPass.com which just launched in Penang, but I didn’t forget to sketch 😂🤣
Sketch of the day no 1268 in my moleskine sketchbook is of ylang ylang plant.
I simply love the name of this tree. I think the name comes from the silhouette of the tree but I could be wrong 🤔
Sketch of the day no 1266 in my moleskine sketchbook is of the midnight horror flower and pod.
These trees are fairly common in Penang. They are easy to spot as well because they are tall and you can see the hanging pods from far.
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It’s been a haze free weekend and I’m grateful for the fresh air. It doesn’t mean the forest fires from plantation clearing have stopped, it just means the wind direction has changed. Trees and nature should be protected and respected.
There are many heritage trees in Penang which I love and here’s one of them that is found in both the old and new worlds.
Sketch of the day no 1265 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a coral tree.
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Not as innocent as it looks…
Botanical illustration #3 Papaver somniferum commonly known as opium poppy
Ink on acid free water colour paper
Size 30.5 x 22.9 cm
Price USD 75
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I have missed my nature drawings. It calms my mind to draw and it sets the mood right for the rest of the day.
Sketch of the day no 1248 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a starwort flower.