Category Archives: art + illustration

sprig of parsley © 2013 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

a sprig of parsley.

Fresh parsley is one of my favourite herbs,  I especially love the smell when cutting through a bunch of crispy fresh stems.  Actually the smell always reminds me of when I was little and Nanna would get me to help … Continue reading

pressed geranium © 2013 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

geranium.

This week I finished reading “The Paper Garden” by Molly Peacock.  It became a little morning ritual, moving a chair into a sunny spot by our bedroom window, making a cup of tea and reading a chapter of Mary Granville … Continue reading

raised by others glasses © 2011 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

raised by others.

Just a quick post to introduce you to some amazing illustrations by Sean of Raised by others, AKA my boyfriend and Polly’s other slave!!  Unfortunately he doesn’t use this amazing skill enough…  I will definitely be posting more of his … Continue reading

My first botanical illustration © 2011 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

first Illustration.

You may know that back in November I was taking some botanical illustration classes… I absolutely loved doing it and I hope to squeeze some more classes in this year. For this illustration the exercise was to learn to stipple. … Continue reading