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Mebrillo or corpse tree botanical drawing

Mebrillo or corpse tree.

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” — Zen Shin

This is how I feel about life. My father taught me to never compete with others but simply do the best you can.

Sketch of the day no 1273 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a South American native mebrillo flower

Nkobakoba botanical flower drawing

Nkobakoba botanical flower drawing

“Be like the flower, turn your faces to the sun.” -Kahlil Gibran

Sketch of the day no 1272 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a Nkobakoba flower.

Pinang palm tree pattern. 

Pinang or areca palm tree pattern

Tropical island vibes. Pinang or Areca palm tree pattern. Penang island is named after this palm tree🌴

Sketch of the day no 1104 in my moleskine art journal: Pandan tree and fruit. 

Take time to grow. Pandan tree and fruit

Take time to grow. 

Sketch of the in my moleskine art journal is of a Pandan tree and fruit which is native to Malaysia and they are Hardy trees which can grow by the beach. The leaves can be woven to make mats and baskets. The fruits are edible too but i have never tried. 

Digital drawing no 4: Pinang Palm. Areca catechu. 

Digital drawing no 4 is of a Pinang Palm. Areca catechu. 

Sketch of the day no 949 in my moleskine art journal: Date Palm.

949 Date Palm
Date Palm. A symbol of triumph, peace and victory.

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of a majestic Date Palm. A symbol of triumph, peace and victory. These trees line the famous promenades of the French Riviera.

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Sketch of the day no 899 in my moleskine art journal: Oak leaf and acorn.

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The Oak Tree is revered for its magical healing powers.
Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of an Oak leaf.
Highgate wood in North London has many old oak trees. It’s a beautiful and magical place and is my favourite London park.

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It’s London tree week and in celebration of trees all over London, there are interactive installations, tree tours and talks organised by London authority to remind us to appreciate them.
http://www.london.gov.uk

Tree hugging connects me with nature and brings balance back into my life

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Tree hugging

Tree hugging connects me with nature and brings balance back into my life.
I love nature but dont often have time to go into the forest so I found another way. To hug a tree every day. It makes me smile and I feel happier for it.
Try it. You may like it too!

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Tree hugging connects me with nature

And ask the tree you feel connected to for a blessing 🙂

Sketch of the day no 659 in my moleskine art journal: Alexandrian Laurel. Calophyllum inophyllum. Nature’s medicine chest

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alexandrian laurel. Calophyllum inophyllum. Penaga Laut

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of Alexandrian Laurel. Calophyllum inophyllum. Commonly know locally in Penang, Malaysia as Penaga laut. It is an evergreen tree that favours sandy coastal soil with white fragrant flowers that only last a day.
It is nature’s medicine chest. Every part of the plant can be used.

Traditional Medicinal uses:
Bark – treat diarrhoea, rheumatism and wounds
Leaves – soothe sore eyes, treat dysentry, cuts, skin rash and ulcers. Inhalation of leaves can treat migraine and vertigo
Flowers – heart tonic and essential oil from flower has anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties
Seed oil – treat rheumatism, ulcers, boils and ringworm
Fruit oil – made into soaps and lighting fuel
Timber – hardwood to make furniture and boats

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