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Practicing Gratitude : Day 19

I am grateful for botanicals.  Botanicals, specifically vintage botanicals, helped me find my true passion as an artist. I was always very interested in biology and horticulture. We just had basic biology when I was in high school but I loved it and went on to take AP Biology [which was a rare offering back then] and then went to college with the hopes of majoring in biological illustration. I thought I’d marry my two loves of art and biology. But the science course load was a bit much for me so I went on to major in graphic design. It wasn’t until years later that I really fell in love with the old masters. The botanical illustrators of the 1800s blow me away and I love collage art so taking old artworks [that are now public domain images] and evolving them into new art is my true passion. Every time I find a new image it just lights me up and I can’t wait to see where it takes me!

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