Botanical Study / No 01: Small Pink Roses

Today I took the day off, reserved exclusively for inspiration. I think doing so is necessary, especially in the creative industry, to avoid burnout, to keep your work looking fresh, and to maintain a healthy balance of life and work. Forgetting about the world around you can come so easy when you’re passionate about your work. I feel like I am constantly doing, and sometimes, I forget to just slow down and take in all of the life around me..

So today we went out for breakfast instead of staying in, spent the morning picking out flowers at the local market (which you’ll see below), toured around our charming little city, taking in all the Mediterranean feels and layers of blue the sea has to offer. The second half of the day we spent strolling around the rose gardens in St. Augustine, admiring all the natural beauty around us.

I’m amazed at the tiny, yet significant details in the petals and leaves. You can really see the textures, and the veins.. and how the petals lay and fold so effortlessly, simply takes my breath away – I just had to document this stage of life for these little roses! 

Rose Botanical Study by Mel Volkman, Lettering, Botanical, Floral, Flowers, Roses, Brush Lettering, Modern Lettering, Moody Flowers, Moody Botanicals, Romantic

Rose Botanical Study by Mel Volkman, Lettering, Botanical, Floral, Flowers, Roses, Brush Lettering, Modern Lettering, Moody Flowers, Moody Botanicals, Romantic

Rose Botanical Study by Mel Volkman, Lettering, Botanical, Floral, Flowers, Roses, Brush Lettering, Modern Lettering, Moody Flowers, Moody Botanicals, Romantic

With that said, I’m thinking about turning this botanical study into a weekly inspirational series here on the blog.. I’d love to know if there is any interest + if there are any other posts/series you may be interested in seeing, comment below to let me know! : )

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