Of course I am inspired by these plants. I am inspired by the garden, which has a pond with newts and frogs and now tadpoles, by the hives for the bees, the solitary bee homes and the many more flowers, which I am looking forward to seeing at the summer progresses. I have started some prints that I am hoping will turn into something I want to put in a frame at some point.
This Echium is further on. The stem is as thick as a forearm and the little flowers are beginning to form.
Below is an old book that my mother had. She had pressed flowers into it and I found this ghost of a pressed flower today. It would have been her birthday yesterday, so it felt particularly poignant.
This was an attempt to recreate them in monoprint. I wanted the image to be soft and almost translucent. I will be working on this idea too.