Hello hello. I've been hibernating and creating. I have 5 new paintings started for my show opening next month "I Put a Spell on You". Here is a sneak peak of a huge piece on paper of 7 medicinal herbs that help heal "heartbreak": hawthorn, rosemary, lemon balm, rose, violet, lavender, and skullcap.
I am loving getting to know these plants intimately through drawing them, reading about their rich and long histories, while drinking teas made with them as I work. So much to learn, with so many health benefits. I know all of our lungs are suffering here in Northern California due to these devastating fires and the resulting bad air quality, but so are our hearts. The forests we have lost, the animals that are now gone or displaced, and of course my heart goes out to all the humans who have lost loved ones, their homes, or their businesses.
Heartbreak seems to be an unavoidable part of the human experience and if you are suffering from it I encourage you to reach to your plant friends to help ease your journey. I have a feeling that they want to help and most likely you have one or several of these very 7 plants growing in close proximity to your front door.
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