Went to Boston this past weekend to visit a college pal, Emily, who is the AMAZING designer of her own greeting card company, check these out!!!
Many of Emily's cards are hand-embellished with beads, buttons, gems, pompoms. Her cards are sold at so many great places: Anthropologie, Crabtree & Evelyn, Papyrus, just to name a few! (She also creates the 'wrap-around' art for candles!)
You can buy Emily's cards at her Etsy shop .
We went to the Boston Public Library to see the artwork of this guy:
Then a 'T' ride to Cambridge to the Harvard Museum of Natural History to see the permanent exhibit of Glass Flowers, by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, a father and son team. This exhibit (about 75% of entire collection) showed 4,400 models of over 800 different plants! ("And remember, Meg, these are all made out of GLASS!")
Totally enthralled with all the enlargements of the plant parts, too, in particular: all the plant ovaries! So beautifully designed and so VARIED. (The pix above this line were scanned off of a postcard, as my photos of the glass flowers came out less-than-stellar.)
Then on to see some of the animals in the museum...
Emily saw this guy at a distance and said, "Who's that??? The armadillo's cousin?"
And darned if the little plaque didn't say "COUSIN OF THE ARMADILLO", heehee! (Like the patterning on his... um, armor?)
Bugs... pretty bugs... bugs that look like a quilt...
Coryphodon, I feel your pain.
- Long-eared Hedgie
- Indian Hedgie
- (Guy on the bottom) Madagascar Hedgie (He likes to move it, move it, He likes to move it, move it, He likes to move it, move it, He likes to... MOVE IT!)
- Hedgie pin I made for Emily
Which Hedgie doesn't belong?
Thanks, Emily, for a lovely visit! :-)