Archive for February 2022

Maria Sibylla Merian

February 19th, 2022 Posted In: Other

I’m continuing my nature studies and watercolour experiments and have rediscovered the life and work of Maria Sibylla Merian (1647 – 1717). She was an early, if not the first, ecologist and entomologist, as well as being a woman. More about her her life here, and images of her work here.        

Homeostasis is the force that ensures life is regulated within a range that is not just compatible with survival but also conducive to flourishing, to a projection of life into the future of an organism or a species.

Antonio Damasio

Playing with paint

February 9th, 2022 Posted In: Other

I’m continuing the wonderful online course Illustrating Nature a Creative Exploration by Laura McKendry. It is so playful and inspiring. After a long cold season, I feel like I can make art in a light and open way again.    

Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage.

Anaïs Nin