leaf shapes in the Montessori class room came via Elizabeth Caspari, Maria's friend and personal secretary. Madame Caspari's father was a botanist and she was homeschooled due to a childhood foot surgery that went poorly, though she walked later.
Sketchbook refrence work, a page looking into botanical illustration from over the years. I have used a cross section of media including watercolour and fineliner. Using different paper to work on has also been an essential part of these pages as I have e