Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Joy of Scanning

I love the scanner.  It's better than a camera sometimes, the images seem to have a greater immediacy.

I've loads more scans to upload which I'll do later this month.

Sketchbook part one

Look at my lovely grasses

I've a beautiful Observer's Book of Grasses and Sedges from the 1960's.  The illustrations are almost as beautiful as the real thing.  In fact, given the way that meadows are disappearing these illustrations might be all that are left ... she writes depressingly.

The descriptions of the plants themselves and their uses are wonderful and hark back to a time when people were glad of the diversity of Nature and used it to the full.

All the grasses and sedges above still grow in the fields where I've based my project.