Showing my take on 'Birch trees and chanterelles' 11 mars 2019, 18:31
Dear friends; the next article on permaculture in the Dutch Buitenleven magazine (Buitenleven.nl) explores the 'edible forest'. Edible forests are mature and maturing woods that contain a number of important layers that allow for the land to generate a certain harvest.
Because birch trees are among the first to appear when a forest develops, 'colonializing' the area while growing and spreading relatively fast, and since mushrooms belong to one of the important layers too I wanted to depict them together.
I simply loved the idea to merge the elegant white birch with the trong golden orange of a group of chanterelles, my favorite edible mushrooms.
The February/March edition of the magazine will be in stores in The Netherlands and in Flanders, Belgium from March 15 - April 18 (2019). Enjoy!
Botanical illustrations for the outdoor living magazine 'Buitenleven' 13 février 2019, 09:56
It is early February 2019 and I am happy to share some good news with you. The beautiful Dutch outdoor living magazine ‘Buitenleven’ (www.buitenleven.nl) has asked me to create botanical illustrations for a new series of articles on permaculture. I jumped in enthusiastically and am having a great time with this very interesting project as we speak. Seven articles, seven editions, 21 illustrations, all the way into the Fall season. As many of you have inquired about it: the February edition will be on the shelves from February 8 - March 14 in The Netherlands and Flanders, Belgium. This is also a beautiful opportunity to contribute something to spreading the ideas of permaculture, that teaches us how to make the most of our gardens by treating the soil and our earth with gentle respect. I’d love to share some of the work I am creating for ‘Buitenleven’ with you in the months to follow. Here's a bit of spring; an apricot bossom.
Look how beautifully my dear American friend is wearing the cashmere-and-silk Purple Gladiola Scarf. When I asked her how the fabric felt to the touch she enthusiastically replied: "It's delicious"! Thank you for wearing it so happily!