As my Etsy shop has grown, so has my love of botany. When I started my business, I wanted to combine the things that I love; nature, drawing, photography, and a little travel adventure. It came as a surprise when I found myself obsessing about the flowers I was taking photos of. It came as an even bigger surprise that I look forward to doing my annual poinsettia photo shoot every December.
Fun fact: poinsettias are also known as the Mexican fire plant.
Epidendrum Radicans Orchid, 2014
Cymbidium Orchid, 2014
This drawing took me three days. I used watercolor to bring out the colors in the fur, and drew with colored pencil to get the fine details. The tiger at the Como Zoo was my muse for this drawing.
Anyway, long blog short, on this Small Business Saturday, take a break from pouncing on that sweater at the mall this holiday season. (See what I did there. Best. Segue. Ever.) Shop local. Shop small business. Shop my Etsy page. There aren't any handmade scarves, but there are plenty of prints, drawings, and calendars available.
Bengal Tigers, 2013
Drawing available via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/172227426/bengal-tigers-original-drawing?ref=shop_home_active_5