Sunday, May 31, 2009

What genus are you?

Here's the second (and last) installment of the Antarctic Voyage drawings! I'm assuming these are bits of seaweed and ocean plants found along the way - but I gotta be honest, I was too overwhelmed with all the illustrations and didn't even try to investigate and learn what each thing is. And, well - I don't read latin, so that's also a problem. But, they're easy on the eyes, so that's fine enough for me!!



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I have around 50 more flower/fern illustrations that came from a turn of the century 12 volume periodical...... It got to the point where I had to stop saving images because there were just too many. I'll have to wait a few weeks to post them so that no one gets too tired of the same 'ol things! For now, I'm off to take some photos before Alice and I go to Harvard Square and drink bubble tea and eat cupcakes and buy things at the stationary store. But check my etsy shop later tonight - I think I have 5 nice cotton house dresses to part with and they need good homes - oh and maybe a few blouses here and there too!

** I was hoping to get the listings up tonight but I woke up too early this morning and my brain has stopped working now! In case anyone is wondering - the dresses are in the Medium/Large range and I will try my very hardest to get them up tomorrow night. Once the work week rolls around I usually end up a zombie - but I'll try my best!

20 comments:

Rebecca said...

wow, those are so pretty! thanks for sharing them :)

Lizard said...

xD amazing - what a glorious adventure it must have been >w<

Hannah said...

This is my favourite one so far. I just love aquatic plants. I could sit and stare at rock pools for hours on end!

Verbosity to Me said...

I'll definitely be checking out the etsy!! Please come to see my new blog! I'd love your feedback + tips!
<3

Magnolia said...

One lovely thing about not reading blogs for a while is to see everything that has gone on since then. I was just wondering after reading your last post where you work? because I have made up several ideas to your line of work that include working at a used book store, at a studio, as a florist or as a veterinarian.

Do let me know because I'd be interested to see what an interesting person does.

the snail and the cyclops said...

thanks everyone!! I was scared people would stop looking at this thing due to all the similar book updates!

verbosity to me: i'll definitely stop by! although, I don't know what kind of helpful feedback/tips I can offer because I'm not entirely sure I know what I'm doing half the time!

magnolia: my job isn't half as nice as any of those things you mentioned! but, I work at a digital archiving lab. we work with lots of dusty old out of print books - some have pretty pictures and some just have boring text and lately libraries have been sending us a lot of books with flowers in them!!

Hannah said...

very pretty plants, i love seaweed! not bored at all

april said...

my favourite edition of "what genus are you" so far!

anna said...

So pretty. Oh how they make me happy.

Charlotte Louise said...

you have such a wonderful blog :) i have given you a cute little award, if you look at my blog you shall find it there :)
x

Kirrily said...

Thank-you for this lovely post. x

Laura said...

Very pretty!

suzieg said...

i saw you in urban outfitters yesterday but i'm a terribly shy person and felt silly saying "oh i read your blog!" so i will say it here instead <3 i love your blog quite a lot. and the hat you were trying on was cute - i hope you bought it. (sorry for being creepy)

goldendovedesign said...

those are definitely illustrations of sea plants. i used to work in an antique store where we sold similar ones with similar drawings, a lot of coral. there are a lot of reproduction ones out there now but they don't have the same charm as the ones you found!

Neon Relish said...

It's tough to choose, but I think this one has been my favorite of the series! All those impossible pinks are really something else! (PS, I tagged you over on my little ol' blog, if you're into that sort of thing!)

danielledelamont said...

Those are just so beautiful! I've never seen old sketches of seaweed before, glad I have now :)

Luna : said...

They are so beautiful, I love the mix of colours!

christina said...

I just love the simplicity of these prints.

Charlotte. said...

Wow. You have such a lovely blog! I love all the pretty flowers and floraly things. Beautiful =].

Dame said...

Sweet post, I love the dresses with the Inspiration prints....

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