so, let me explain these “nap time botanicals” so we’re all on the same page. i started this series soon after my son jensen was born in 2014. after many sleepless nights and adjusting to our first baby, i decided i needed to do something for myself. something creative. during one of jensen’s naps i pulled out this heavy, delicious french paper that i had stained earlier that week, whipped out my chalk pastels, and illustrated an orange botanical. i fell in love with it and the process. it was that one hour that i could do something for myself. i decided i would start drawing during every nap. so there you have it! (almost) every illustration is made while my baby naps. originals and prints are available.
tea stained paper | chalk pastels