Sketch of the Week

All right, I'll admit, I post a lot of pictures of my houseplants on here, but I really just had to show you the newest addition to my horticultural family.

Last week my friend Kory gave me a tillandsia, colloquially known as an air plant. These plants  live independently of soil, and derive their nutrients from water and air. You can display them in glass containers, shells, anything that strikes your fancy, really. I personally thought my coyote skull, Democritus, was a suitable place.

Naturally I've started sketching my new plant. Its willowy, tendril-like leaves remind me of a squid's tentacles, or a bouquet of lizards' tails.

Would you consider getting an air plant?