During the past three months life has taken some new twists and turns for me. Rather than working in my sketch journal, I have been exploring some new interests. One of them is dehydrating, which I will talk more about in upcoming posts. The pursuit that I find most interesting is foraging. I have been researching wild edibles and herbs and learning to recognize them in the field. This has opened up a whole new world of awareness for me when I am enjoying nature. I now see possibilities hiding in every plant and have been able to collect some samples to dry and store for teas this winter. In upcoming posts I will journal about the plants and herbs I have collected, and what I am doing with them.
Here you can see I journal about Rose Hips and Parsley, and the beginning of Bartlett harvest. The Herb Book, by John Lust, says that Rose is a long favored medicinal plant, used for a variety of conditions from headaches and dizziness to tooth ache. Other sources say the rose hips are very high in vitamin C. I plan to add rose hips to an immune boosting tea blend. Parsley has been used to treat conjunctivitis, and is an antispasmodic and helps calm coughs.
Along with pursuing new directions, I have decided that Facebook is no longer serving my purposes, so I have decided to close my account down. That will include my art page there, so if you have been visiting my blog through the Facebook link and would like to continue to see my journal work, please consider liking my blog here.