Alright, I’m taking my botanical illustration to a new level on my newest pots. I like to deviate from my main style every now and then. I came up with the red line drawing idea while I was in Australia last year, and I like it enough to keep using it. Today it dawned on me that I’ve only been drawing orchids and Grevillea flowers with the red lines, so I decided to pull my lily design and use it in the same way. After decorating the lily bottle, I had the wonderful idea of drawing Equisetum on the other bottle. Equisetum is a common native fern found in relatively dry areas of the intermountain west. I’m not sure how far it can be found east or abroad, but I’ve grown up familiar with the funny “joint grass” that pulls apart in sections. There are 3 species that I know of here, E. hyemale, E. arvense, and E. scirpoides (not entirely sure on the last one, but that looked the closest to what I saw in Wyoming on roadsides growing up). I wanted to illustrate something unique but also something I’ve been familiar with for a long time that is common but often overlooked. Equisetum is a beautiful plant, well-deserving of illustration on my pots. I am unloading a kiln tomorrow with the aforementioned glaze tests in it– I fired it off today.