Going into print... the first Legends of the Leaf illustration is complete!
Tuesday, 8 June 2021
While I am hard at work writing Legends of the Leaf, my collaborator Helen Entwisle is creating 25 bespoke illustrations for each of the 25 plants I am profiling. This video shows Helen screen printing her illustration of the begonia onto Fabriano Rosaspina paper in no less than seven colours. Doesn't it look great?
This is a limited print run of 25, exclusively available as a reward for those…
We did it!
Friday, 14 May 2021
A huge thanks to all of you - the more than 650 people who have backed Legends Of The Leaf - for helping me reach my funding target! With a flurry of pledges, we raced over the 100% milestone last night. This means that the book will definitely be published, which is a great relief after dreaming about it for so long! Teenage me (pictured in be-denimed glory with my houseplants in my bedroom in…
Lockdown and Legends
Tuesday, 3 November 2020
Amid the grief, the confusion and the fear set off by a pandemic, the prospect of crowdfunding a book about houseplants has provided me with a wonderful distraction and a concrete goal. Now that the book is almost half way to its target, I am itching to get writing (confession: I have already started. Is that bare-face optimism or what?).
I must offer my heartfelt thanks to the dozens of people…