Friday, April 26, 2013

My office assistant

My little Gwynnie is always on time, and I forgive her for sleeping on the job because she is so darn cute!

Monday, April 01, 2013

German botanical illustration

I'd never heard her name before until today's Google doodle. But what beautiful illustrations! And isn't it interesting how many Germans are into botany? Hmm. Is there some obvious reason I'm unaware of?
File:Metamorphosis of a Butterfly Merrian 1705.jpg
A painting showing the metamorphosis of Thysania agrippina produced in 1705. 
File:Merian insectes Surinam.jpg
A plate taken from Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium.

And this is the illustrator herself...Maria Sibylla Merian (2 April 1647 – 13 January 1717).
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Peace, love, and pupae!