Succulent Outdoor Table

I adore succulents. They are easy to take care of and seeing as how I don’t have much of a green thumb, are perfect for me. I currently have one on my stove at home reminding me it is possible for me to keep something alive. I recently planted some flowers in the dirt bed outside my kitchen and was so excited about it, I ran out and bought a bunch more bulbs. It’s been raining like crazy so I haven’t had a chance to plant them yet, but believe me, I will. You just wait and see. While I am on this planting stuff kick, I have to share the coolest planter/table.

How awesome is this? I think it would be so sweet to have one the size of a picnic bench with little plants all down the center, but that project may have to wait until I get a few more necessary projects crossed off the “to do” list.

Angie Lewin

While on the subject of printmaking, I wanted to share a wonderful print maker I came across.

Angie Lewin does printmaking,

Inspired by both the clifftops and saltmarshes of the North Norfolk coast and the Scottish Highlands, I depict these contrasting environments and their native flora in wood engraving, linocut, silkscreen, lithograph and collage. These landscapes are often glimpsed through intricately detailed plantforms.

Attracted to the relationships between plant communities on an intimate level, even the fine lines of insect eggs on a flower bud are observed in my work. Still lives often incorporate seedpods, grasses, flints and dried seaweed collected on walking and sketching trips. A Wedgwood cup designed by Ravilious, may contain feathers and seedheads.

Check out these gorgeous prints.

Yellow Rattle Linocut Image size (mm): 517w x 230h - Edition: 50 Mounted print £285.00

Alexanders, Aldeburgh Linocut Image size (mm): 495w x 270h - Edition: 40 NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Winter Spey Wood engraving Image size (mm): 125w x 100h - Edition: 50 NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Salthouse Linocut Image size (mm): 360w x 245h - Edition: 50 NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Beach with Alexanders Wood engraving Image size (mm): 100w x 125h - Edition: 35 NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Itty Bitty Terrariums

I generally don’t do house plants. I’m not very good at keeping things alive that don’t make some sort of noise when hungry (I have two chatty kitties). However, I’ve always loved the look of terrariums, but despite being told they’re “really easy to take care of” I just don’t quite trust myself. These itty bitty terrariums from TortoiseLovesDonkey may have me convinced it’s time for a plant. I think they would be so adorable on the top of a window sill. You could almost miss them if you didn’t look carefully enough.