LOVE: Palm Trees
We just returned from the desert, where after dinner one night on our walk back I found a beautiful dried palm leaf (photo coming later). It was just there waiting for me all alone under a bright street light - I couldn't believe no one snatched it up before me. I picked it up, hid it in the hotel room and eventually shoved it in the car for the drive home. Some un-wrinkling is in order (how do I do that?), but it's pretty lovely. I love the shape.
My new totem sparked me to research a little the historic symbolism of palm leafs (victory, peace, fertility). l also keep thinking that beyond the grand tall iconic palm tree there are 2600 species of palms. I started drawing some of the ones most commonly used in interior decor in my sketchbook along with their botanical names. Now on the lookout for one that will fit nicely at home.
Illustration by me. Photos found on tumblr, origin unknown.