Tag Archives: flora and fauna

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

dried leaves and seed capsules © 2011 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

collection two. Launceston.

Another trickle of pictures from my trip to Tasmania. I collected these dried leaves and seed capsules in Launceston, on our way to Scamander. I really love the colours of the three leaves in the middle. I hope to use … 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

4 stems © 2011 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

collection one. marsh flowers and bones.

I gathered these little bits on my very first evening in Miena, Tasmania. Sean and I went on an evening walk, we didn’t realise that there was a path down to the lake so ended up sloshing our way through … Continue reading

twiggy tree © 2010 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

twiggy tree and hydrangeas.

I made this little tree as a table center piece with sticks I had been collecting whilst out walking Polly and some cotton twine, she helped me carry the sticks home which made me look less weird and made look … Continue reading

sweet peas small © 2010 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

sweet peas.

I have almost finished making my sweet peas in linen and so far I am quite happy with them but I always get stuck on making silly little decisions that stop me from finishing them… like should I dye the … Continue reading