Des Moines Botanical Garden

This is one of my favorites! It’s a beautiful memory I have of going to the Des Moines Botanical Garden when I was little. We didn’t go very many places, so this was a real treat.

The big glass dome filled with incredible plants and flowers was like a wonderland. I think part of my desire to travel the world came from reading the descriptions of the plants here and wanting to go see them in the wild.

About the series:

My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings as the illustration for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your generous support of my project.

https://bewildrewild.org/artwork-paintings-childrens-book

Blessings,

Emily Lupita

Http://EmilyLupitaStudio.com

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Danielle E says:

    Keep it up, Amiga!

    All this beauty and color…YOU did that. I remember going there as a young girl as well…with my family, a real treat. Felt a thousand miles away. My eyes were wide. It was so warm. My own street this morning is a bit like that. After a 24 hour rain, the sun is out, the colors are intense, the blooms are blooming, fragrant….ahhh.

    -d.

    Sent from my iPad

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    1. Thank you, Amiga! I’m so glad we share the memory of going to this beautiful place as kids.

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