After being away, I like to walk around my garden and see what plants would like me to sketch them and why. I call it my Nature Oracle because what I am drawn to sketch often has a message for me. Today, the bottle brush has caught my eye. It's an Australian Native and the parrots love it. It has a flower that looks like a red brush with little yellow tips at the end. Along the stem, little nuts grow.
As I work with this plant in my sketch book I do like the energy it's giving it out. I get a message of vitality, hope and joy - which I was not expecting. It's a very hardy plant, withstanding all kinds of weather and usually looking quite dull until it flowers. As a bush flower essence, it helps you move through major life changes so it would seem very appropriate at the moment. There's a bit of stuff going on!
Here's my original sketch.
I decided to add some coloured washes as I love the contrasting red flowers so much with their little golden tips.[![Bottle Brush Sketch & Wash]()](
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