A Little Bit of Spring from Noel B. Pugh and Cheong Ah Huwang

February 13, 2014

My friend Laurie sent me a link from "This is Colossal" about Noel B. Pugh. That first link goes to the article where you'll see some of his gorgeous pen and wash botanical illustrations. You need to go and see them now, because they are crisp and beautiful; and because he shot his illustrations as part of delightful compositions with his pen and the actual blossoms.

The second link goes to "Full Pollen Basket" where he posts his work. There you'll find progress shots, and a variety of illustrations, and even a shop with cards and prints.

If you love botanical art or have an interest in flowers, or bees (Pugh illustrated the "Field Guide to the Common Bees of California"), then you'll enjoy looking at his artwork.

And for those of us in Minnesota, we can be cheered by the reminder of spring; maybe we can actually believe that the current, slight warming trend, means that we'll see spring eventually! (I'm not complaining about the winter, I'm just observing it's been COLD.)

And what would spring be without more birds? So while you are over on "This is Colossal" also check out the post on "New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong Ah Huwang." This Korean paper artist cuts thin paper to layer and create the effect of feathers and her little birds fly right out of their frames into your mind. 

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