You’re invited to the Tiny Haus at the Prinzessinnengarten, Berlin’s coolest community garden (where you can drink beer between trees), for an exhibition this Saturday and Sunday, 2-5pm (September 3-4). Drawings and herbarium specimens will fill the room, made by students from the past two Botanical Drawing Workshops taught by my friend and fellow urban plant lover, Mira O’Brien.
I had the good fortune of joining the last workshop, which just ended yesterday. It’s been an intensive three weeks of drawing and watercolor work in the studio and outdoors at the Prinzessinnengarten, with Mira and gardener Matze sharing their knowledge between painting sessions. My watercolor skills still have a long way to go, but they have improved a lot. Today I’ve been busy finishing up my last project (above), featuring Mauer-Zimbelkraut, which is really called ground ivy in English, but which I like to loosely translate from the German as “wallflower.”
Hope you can join us at the opening reception on Saturday and enjoy the wild atmosphere of the Prinzessinnengarten. If you’re far away, check out some photos of the last exhibition on Berlin Drawing Room’s website.