To celebrate the release of my second book (YASSS!!) - Where the Wildflowers Grow - A Botanical Wonderland of Colouring for Adults, I had my beautiful friend Nikki To document the book in my studio!
It has been a really busy year for me so far with two (!!!) books published by Hardie Grant Australia within eight months! I'm already looking forward to starting a new Project with Hardie Grant but these photos are a lovely reminder of a project that was such a joy for me to work on!!
The book features only Australian Native Flora and Funa, so it was a dream project for me! It feels like a culmination of all my years of obsession with Australian Botanicals. I was able to easily draw on a large person reference library of photos taken over many years of plants discovered on bushwalks, botanic gardens and my favourite cut flowers! Having these references of collective memories were invaluable to the project.
The book includes some of my absolute favourite Australian Flora such as Pink Waratahs, Paper Daisies and Sturt desert Pea to name a few. Some super cheeky Budgies and Black Cockatoos have also snuck into the pages, waiting to brought alive with colour!!
The response to the book thus far has been really lovely and I have been receiving images of some wonderful finished pages mostly via instagram. It is very touching to see peoples interaction with my work and I look forward to seeing more when it is released internationally soon!! The book is due to come out in the United States in September!