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    Delicious weeds… Am I talking about the high stuff? Not really. These humble plants can be found right about anywhere: the pesky corners of your garden, the cracked bits on the sidewalk, in abandoned areas and wild fields. That’s what they are good at doing – taking over! But most of us know very little about them, so little that we could not imagine any use for them except for the compost pile.

    A couple of years ago, I learned more about them, thanks to a friend who was interested in wild edibles. It turns out that those plants that we consider “weeds” have many healing properties as well as delicious taste, so I decided to write an article about them on our Orla Collective Wort Column, and of course it was a great reason for me to combine it with something I LOVE doing: botanical illustrations!

     

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    Man, how I love drawing plants! I love going through the details and then trying to find a minimal and very simple composition to balance out the complexity. I guess this is my sort of “thing” lately and the direction in which I’m trying to evolve in in terms of illustration style. What do you think about it?

     

    A4-Edible-Weeds-Kinlake-nettles

    A4-Edible-Weeds-Kinlake-plantain

     

    These illustrations were used for the purpose of the article but I also decided to share them with you in the form of a freebie. It’s been a while since I hadn’t shared one, so here we go! Want to get your desktop background in a botanical mood? Simply go ahead and follow this download link.

    You will be able to choose from 4 different options: nettle, dandelion, plantain or all plants togethe. Whatever you fancy!

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    Hope you guys like it!

    ps.: I hesitated on whether or not to turn it into a mobile format as well (for a phone background), so if you’re interested in that, let me know in the comments 🙂


    Linda is a mediterranean wild spirit. People are her primary inspiration and shape her creative world. She likes to experiment with illustration, hand lettering, and custom-made ideas that don’t always involve a computer and is striving to create unique imagery. She’s in love with all things natural, real and meaningful. Half-Luxembourgish and half-greek, she swears by cretan mountain tea from her homeland to keep her fueled during busy days, and is an avid fan of Wes Anderson movies.

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