Monday, 4 July 2011

Natural Remedies



The word for Illustration Friday this week is 'remedy'.  Some of the best remedies are produced by nature so I went into my garden and grabbed a bunch of herbs then looked up their medicinal properties.  I was surprised at how many uses each herb had and  could only list a few in my sketchbook due to the size of the page, but it's something I'd like to research some more.  The smell was wonderful too!

18 comments:

mindfuldrawing.com said...

Who was it that said that all the herbs you need for cures are just in your backyard. Hippocrates?
Lovely sketches!
Paula

whatidoisme said...

Lovely pages Cathy!
Sue

Sue Pownall said...

Lovely botanical sketches Cathy.

christina said...

Beautiful journal pages!!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Great post for this topic...and wonderful sketches !

Alex said...

So detailed they can be used as great reference! Nicely drawn and at the same time informative!

jill said...

I love these sketches and have all of these herbs in my garden. Beautifully drawn/painted

bettyfromtexas said...

A gorgeous spread!!!

Caatje said...

Beautiful. For some reason I especially like the bay leaf.

Sarah said...

Lovely sketches and layout Cathy

Martine said...

Great pages with useful information too !

Gillian said...

How nice to be able to pick so many mediterranean herbs from your garden. This looks like a luscious page from an old herbal. x

Louise said...

How lovely to have all of those herbs in your back garden! I always need these for cooking and ...well....making cocktails (cough cough), but it's a miracle if I even get the grass to grow in my garden, let alone herbs...! Beautiful sketches, and I enjoyed the descriptions of their properties, it's nice to start the day with some light education!

frayedattheedge said...

This could be a new career, producing wonderful botanic sketches for herbal remedies!!

Chrissy said...

I wish I knew more plant names, I am very useless at them. Lovely take on the theme :-)

Ann said...

Fascinating page and lovely drawings too!

Linda Hensley said...

Nice!

Sara Light Waller said...

Wonderful Cathy. Really nice pages. :-)

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