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I'm Geraldine Mac Kinnon, Botanical Artist and Naturalist from Chile and this is where I put whatever I like to share related to my work and personal taste.
My website is www.minaturalismo.com

likeafieldmouse:

J. M. W. Turner

1. A Harpooned Whale

2. Sea Monsters and Vessels at Sunset

3. Storm Clouds

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birdandbriar:

Do you know who this is? Well I think you should. I think everyone should. She’s Margaret Mee and she’s one of my all-time favorite people and personal heroes. 
In Jenny Keller’s History of Scientific Illustration class at UC Santa Cruz, I learned about this remarkable human for the first time. Margaret was 42 years old when she first traveled to the Amazon rain forests to paint and document rare species of Amazon flora. After remaining couragous and determined after several near-death, terrifying ordeals while in the Amazon (she continued to return 15 times; on her last trip she was nearly 80 years old), she was tragically and ironically killed in a car accident not far from home, in Leicestershire, UK.
I’m ashamed to say I haven’t seen the full Moonflower documentary. I hope to track it down. Here at least is the trailer:
Margaret Mee and the Moon Flower from Malu De Martino on Vimeo.
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birdandbriar:

Do you know who this is? Well I think you should. I think everyone should. She’s Margaret Mee and she’s one of my all-time favorite people and personal heroes. 

In Jenny Keller’s History of Scientific Illustration class at UC Santa Cruz, I learned about this remarkable human for the first time. Margaret was 42 years old when she first traveled to the Amazon rain forests to paint and document rare species of Amazon flora. After remaining couragous and determined after several near-death, terrifying ordeals while in the Amazon (she continued to return 15 times; on her last trip she was nearly 80 years old), she was tragically and ironically killed in a car accident not far from home, in Leicestershire, UK.

I’m ashamed to say I haven’t seen the full Moonflower documentary. I hope to track it down. Here at least is the trailer:

Margaret Mee and the Moon Flower from Malu De Martino on Vimeo.

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Thanks for this post!

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katie-scott:

Animalium Book Trailer

Animated by James Paulley

Published by Big Picture Press

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Mentha x piperita , Revista Viernes, Chile.
Geraldine MacKinnon 2014.

Mentha x piperita , Revista Viernes, Chile.

Geraldine MacKinnon 2014.

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#botanical art  #botanical illustration  #artists on tumblr  #plants 

Urtica dioica - Ortiga - Nettle
Geraldine MacKinnon 2014

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#ilustracion  #botanical  #nettle  #art  #plant 
katie-scott:

Im excited to show the cover on my first book, Animalium. It’s coming out in September with Big Picture Press. More pictures coming soon! 

katie-scott:

Im excited to show the cover on my first book, Animalium. It’s coming out in September with Big Picture Press. More pictures coming soon! 

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wapiti3:

Travel in South America (Brazil, Eastern Republic of Uruguay, Argentina, Patagonia, the Republic of Chile, the Republic of Bolivia, the Republic of Peru), performed during the years 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832 and 1833 on Flickr.

By Orbigny, Alcide Dessalines d ‘, 1802-1857 
Publication info Paris: Pitois-Levrault 0.1835 to 47.
BHL Collections:
Book of the Week Collection
Ernst Mayr Library of the MCZ, Harvard University
Smithsonian Libraries

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likeafieldmouse:

Yves Tanguy

1. Storm (Black Landscape) (1926)

2. Belomancia I (1927)

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to-see-clearly:

In the Garden of Brugmansia.
Watercolor, ink and graphite on paper.
27 x 45 in
2014
Donna Torres

to-see-clearly:

In the Garden of Brugmansia.

Watercolor, ink and graphite on paper.

27 x 45 in

2014

Donna Torres

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madiniwa:

I just bought the most beautiful box set-Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, edited by Tom Baione. It includes essays and plates from the library holdings, as well as 40 loose prints. 

I’m in love. 

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Collateral for Chelsea Flower Show 2013

Creative direction, design & typography: David Davidopoulos

Illustration: Irene Laschi

Rilke returned to the Chelsea Flower Show this year to create the garden guide and promotional collateral for the Arthritis Research UK Garden. This year the garden was created by award-winning UK gardener Chris Beardshaw, who is perhaps best known for his work on the BBC’s long-running television series, Gardeners’ World. We teamed up with the incredibly talented illustrator Irene Laschi to realise a vision of the garden that was as vivid and distinct as the garden itself. Do your eyes a favour and check out Irene’s behance profile (http://www.behance.net/irenelaschi). Her work is smoking hot. The garden has been awarded a gold medal and won the peoples choice for best garden in show.

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