Recommended Reading

Here are some human interest stories recently published in the New York Times relevant to Botanical Art and Artists that work in Colored Pencil. I am happy to share them with you!

The work of Maria Sibylla Merian is amazing to see. Check out this article:

A Pioneering Woman of Science Re‑Emerges After 300 Years

Here are two articles on the history of Faber Castell (the pencil company) that are fun.
Be sure to watch the video showing the pencils being made in the factory in Germany and listen carefully to the opening words of Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell! An awesome quote!

Article with Video

Historic Pencil Factory Building in Brooklyn

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