Seed Packet Illustrations

Vintage illustrations include those drawn for children's books, works of art chosen carefully for the covers of magazines, and copies of flora and fauna hand-drawn from observation for encyclopedias and other reference books. Some of the loveliest vintage art, for me, can be found on calendars, seed packets, and other, more utilitarian papers. As an … Continue reading Seed Packet Illustrations

Laura, Catherine, Louisa, and Me

Recently, a poll on Twitter asked which book first inspired in you a love for reading. I thought immediately of Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This and other childhood books were my friends, their words my teachers, and their settings my travels. Even today, I see the connections between these books and my … Continue reading Laura, Catherine, Louisa, and Me