February 2020 #areyoubookenoughchallenge: Heal

Ashley Thayer created “Healing Herbarium” in response to the #areyoubookenoughchallenge theme “Heal”.  Materials include handmade paste paper, leather, and Rives BFK.

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“Healing Herbarium” by Ashley Thayer

“My Offering for February’s challenge was inspired by my mom, for every bump, bruise, and illness she knows of some healing herb to get the job done. I made this Herbarium with some of her favorites and included historical background and uses, as well as recipes to be made. I imagine a book like this sitting on a shelf next to apothecary jars in the home of an ancient healer, waiting to be consulted. Unfortunately, spring won’t be here for months so I’ll have to harvest and press the herbs and add them by years end.”