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Then and Now

As many of you know, I’ve been obsessed with carnivores ever since I was a kid. Some of my earliest memories of carnivorous plants include watching them on Mr. Wizard’s World, 3-2-1 Contact (DUDE! Remember this song?! SING IT WITH ME!), and Nature. I recently found another one of my drawings that I did for a school project back when I was in elementary school. I believe it was around the same time I did this drawing – early 90’s? I was probably around 9 or 10 at the time or something. I was inspired by the only book our library had on carnivores at the time and I bascially just transcribed those diagrams to my own poster.

Even back then, I was obsessed with plants – especially carnivorous plants. I can still remember explaining to some of my classmates and teachers what these plants were, what they did, how they did what they did. These plants are amazing. I was, still am, and will always will be drawn to their botanical badassery.

This weekend, I brought the drawing to the new greenhouse that I’m moving into.  (Moving photos on the move to follow in a future post!) Such a beautiful juxtaposition. I’m truly amazed to see how far this botanical journey has taken me. It’s amazing to look back and see the humble beginnings; it really puts things in perspective for me. It makes me thankful for my roots, appreciate what I have now, as well as look forward to the future with unbridled excitement.

Let’s grow.

An art project on carnivorous plants I did back in the day, circa 1990.
Pre voice-cracking days. 


Here’s some close up photos from my elementary school project. I hope you enjoy my humble sketches from back in the day! And Yo… Don’t mind the spelling — ya know I didn’t have spell check in elementary school. 🙂