Shakespeare’s Bouquet

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To honor the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death the book “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare” is on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library. To complement the folio the Norlin  Library at CU-Boulder is exhibiting a number of works from the School of Botanical Art and Illustration.  The twenty botanical plates in the exhibit reflect plants found in writings of the Bard.  Here’s me with my cowslips. I did this piece late last summer— I can remember not knowing if I was finished or not. A common problem for me. Well, I guess it’s done now!

On teaching

It has been quite a while since I have posted anything, and this is why. My class at Regis University—Graphic Design Foundation— just wrapped up. Since January I have been up to my eyeballs in assignments, lectures, and preparation for a very talented group of 18. Most are not art students, nor did they have much computer experience. Attached are just some examples of what they produced. Mind blowing!  It just reinforces my belief that creativity lives within us all. My job was to gently coax it out of the dark, usually through humor and inspiration. Anyway, behold what students can do!

Now i will turn my focus back to botanical art, and preparation for my return to the Burren in August. I’m psyched!