Recently I was hired by Storey Publishing to illustrate a set of herbs and their meditations for the book The Illustrated Herbiary. With the immense help of Author Maia Toll and Art Director Jessica Armstrong, I created 72 different plant illustrations overall. Working on this book was one of the most fun and challenging projects I've taken on yet. The book is currently available for pre-sale and will be released August 7th.
About the Book
Rosemary is for remembrance; sage is for wisdom. The symbolism of plants — whether in the ancient Greek doctrine of signatures or the Victorian secret language of flowers — has fascinated us for centuries. Contemporary herbalist Maia Toll adds her distinctive spin to this tradition with profiles of the mysterious personalities of 36 herbs, fruits, and flowers. Combining a passion for plants with imagery reminiscent of tarot, enticing text offers reflections and rituals to tap into each plant’s power for healing, self-reflection, and everyday guidance. Smaller versions of the illustrations are featured on 36 cards to help guide your thoughts and meditations
About the Author
Maia Toll is an herbalist, storyteller, folklorist, and women’s wisdom mentor. She opened her natural products shop, Herbiary after returning from a year-long apprenticeship with a traditional healer in Ireland. Maia is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and teaches across the globe. You can find her latest writings, online classes, and information about her in-person retreats at maiatoll.com.