I'm pretty much holed up in my studio room painting or poring over photos and old books whenever possible these days.
I also closed my Etsy store for the foreseeable future. I closed it for Christmas, and then forgot to open it again. When I realised this I decided that now was as good a time as any to stop pretending I could sell prints, paint and work full time without becoming slightly deranged. Some of my prints can be bought via Society6 so I haven't completely given up that aspect.
I'll be sporadically blogging, but probably not about what i'm producing - more on resources i've found or books which were inspirational etc.
So in that spirit here's some things you might like!:
Missouri Botanical Garden Rare Books Library is a site I stumbled across only recently. It has over 60 rare botanical titles listed online and they are scanning in all of the pages, including illustrations which you can browse through!
One thing I always have trouble with is good references for bird wings, generally I try to figure it out by finding photographs and extrapolating but this resource has categorized various birds with photographs of the spread wing from above and below. ( NB: I don't know how these wings were acquired - many of them are from The Burke Museum wing collection and there is no information on how they come by their specimens).
Hope you enjoy, and hopefully i'll have some more of this ilk soon!