Blog – 3000 days…

2629 days …. and counting

2629 days …. and counting

2629 days .... and counting ... I am in Europe attending botanical art seminars and workshops in Austria, Romania and France. When I have shown my scroll in these countries, the reaction of people has remained the same - deep concern about what is happening to our...

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2598 Days … and counting

2598 Days … and counting

The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney hosted a wonderful exhibition called “On the Edge – species at risk”, in which a variety of artists were invited to create artworks to highlight Australian flora, fauna and habitats that are threatened by climate change,...

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2629 days … and counting

2629 days … and counting

A few days ago, on Earth Hour Day (26 March 2023), I completed the final drawing on the first scroll.  It now has 365 images on it, and I have started work on the second scroll. The first scroll I am going to call "Biodiversity" because it is a kaleidoscope of plants...

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2660 days … and counting

2660 days … and counting

Today’s note is a beautiful poem “Cool it” written by Toby Fay in response to viewing the “3000 days ...” scroll.  Toby lives in London and I have used excerpts of his evocative poems in previous exhibitions.  He has captured the intent of the scroll perfectly. Cool...

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2688 days … and counting

2688 days … and counting

I was delighted to have the story of the scroll picked up by ABC Riverina recently. It received good coverage in a number of states around Australia as a result. The link to the story, “Botanical artist documenting species on 8-metre scrolls to raise environmental...

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2719 days … and counting

2719 days … and counting

As of the 1 January 2023, I have completed 281 drawings on my scroll and I have 2719 days and drawings to go to my finish date in 2030. Here is something I found absolutely fascinating to read.  It is from a newspaper printed in 1912. Well, it took much less than a...

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2779 days … and counting

2779 days … and counting

As of the 1 November 2022, I have completed 221 drawings on my scroll and I have 2779 days and drawings to go. I took my scroll to New York to present to the American Society of Botanical Artists conference in Tarrytown, New York, at the end of October.  It was well...

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2811 days… and counting

2811 days… and counting

As of the 1 October 2022, I have completed 189 drawings on my scroll and I have 2811 days and drawings to go. It certainly is a challenge trying to do one “good” drawing/painting a day, particularly on busy days.  First, I need to find a plant, and then quarantine the...

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2841 days … and counting

2841 days … and counting

As of the 1 September 2022, I have completed 159 drawings on my scroll and I have 2841 days and drawings to go. Seeing the images on the scroll roll out across the floor always brings a gasp of amazement by the people seeing it for the first time – initially, the...

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