I spent a wonderful time in the National Tropical Botanical Garden in this spring. The garden is full of treasure, the real treasure! It was almost painful for me that time was very short. So many plants were inviting me to draw, but my painting process is very slow…. I felt like a tortoise racing with a rabbit. Well, according to the ancient story, the tortoise will eventually win the race.
My childhood dream was to be on board with world explorers in 18th or 19th century.
While I walked around the amazing garden, I thought of the scientists who saw all the oddities and beauty of those tropical places. It was calm and huge space, and a perfect place to get lost in your daydreams.