Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Why do all my plants die?? WOYWW #23


Dear Readers,
 As you can read from the post title, this is a slightly shamefaced admittance that as a botannical illustrator, ALL of my plants die.  I can illustrate the life out of them, just not keep them alive!  I guess it just isn't my gift.  The problem that this leads to is that I have nothing to draw in the winter.  These pictures are of an African Violet that is currently ending its life on my studio table.   I was so excited when I got it as a present- I even bought African Violet food!  But nothing worked and now it is dying.  Sniff.  So I'm drawing its slow ending of life.



  1. Your drawing is a lovely honor to this sweet little rooted life that shared its love with you. :)

  2. Aw, take heart gal, you aren't alone. My record for keeping a plant is a begonia currently on my kitchen window sill. It was a gift in October. It needs repotting and I just know that will kill it, so am resisting all advice and just enjoying it! I don't know why or how, but I can't keep house plants. Shame isn't it. You'll have to concentrate on cut flowers instead - order yourse;f a lovely bouquet every week!