I found this beauty of a post by amanda briggs at dear ada while following a link on pinterest.
Real Botanical Love
" I'm a total sucker for botanical formatting. I mean the real stuff,
tucked away in some some obscure vault or drawer in some ancient museum.
I know that this is science but it makes my heart skip a beat from a
artistic composition point of view. I love the real plant material,
dried and fragile, stuck to the aging paper with paper tape. And how
about the typed text that details the pertinent information, juxtaposed
with the letter pressed text and then of course the lovely, fluid hand
written information? These are as breathtaking as any collage or
assemblage as far as I'm concerned. I could just go on and on but I
thankfully won't. If you want to see more of these particular beauties
Oh, be still my heart!" Amanda Briggs
I have never read a more eloquent piece on the subject
and I sincerely hope that she doesn't mind me sharing,
because it is exactly how I feel.
What a happy find, thank you Amanda for this,
and all the other inspirational posts.