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Never take caterpillars at face value

—I learned this from nature

(among other lessons)


Nature Journaling

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Hello, I’m Stephey

a botanical artist & instructor

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Bumble Bees
follow me around like puppies

a profound visit by a bumble bee marked a shift in my life

After we came nose to nose in a crowded parking lot, I discovered an enchanted world inspired by Nature and symbolism, in which flora and fauna are messengers of Nature’s teaching.

Because that Bumble Bee buzzed into my life, I found botanical illustration, and bumbles started following me around like puppies. I also was inspired to create a pollinating garden. It’s a way for me to express reverence towards her—the Bumble bee who change me.

The work I create is guided by Nature to reflect the artistry and intelligence of the natural world.

I am forever bonded to the Bumble Bee.

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“The last word in ignorance
is the man who says of an animal or plant,
“What good is it? “

― Aldo Leopold
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Late Summer 2021

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All in-person classes for the Botanical Certificate Program at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign-up for the Museletters to learn when the program re-opens.
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UPDATE: June 7th 2021 Classes are tentatively being scheduled to resume in late summer/early fall. Sunday Studios will meet in July 2021.

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