Gardening Book

Last week I finished the illustrations for a gardening book. It was kind of a funny project for me for a couple reasons: First of all, gardening does NOT come naturally to me. I love to do it, I try year after year, but with very little success. Luckily it does come naturally to my mom, she always saves the day. Second, I never imagined my first book having pictures of hula hoes and dandelion diggers, not that I mind, I just imagined drawing something like fire breathing dragons and clifftop castles. I'm not sure when it will be available for purchase, but I will be sure to post that info. Here are a few of my illustrations.

Drip line of a Tree Pruning Tools

Planting a Tree
I am excited to get a copy of the book for myself.
I know there is so much I can learn!

We are going to have a bumper crop of pears this year!
(I have managed to keep the trees alive)
Sorry I've been hibernating for a while, I was hoping the sunshine and warmth would coax me out of this little hole I've found myself in. Not yet, but I'll climb out soon.
Have a happy week!


Rich on June 1, 2009 at 7:38 AM said...

These are great.

kate on June 1, 2009 at 10:27 AM said...

how awesome star! i hope you'll post more pictures when you get your copy! you are so famous!

Katie on June 1, 2009 at 10:31 AM said...

This is SO COOL! Congratulations. I need to buy that book because I don't know anything about gardening. (shhhh - don't tell my dad)

Stina G on June 1, 2009 at 1:42 PM said...

That is so cool!! Love your illustrations!

victoria on June 1, 2009 at 9:43 PM said...

That is so great, Star! Did you write the book, too? I had no idea you were up to such shenanigans.

Star on June 3, 2009 at 6:15 PM said...

Thanks guys! No I didn't write it, I think all my gardening knowledge would take up a post-it note.
It was written by the famous and ever so wonderful Karen Bastow.

calico cat on June 24, 2009 at 2:35 PM said...

Star, there is something really beautiful in your illustration of pruning tools. I like it lots. Looks like your talent is being put to good use!

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