Spring has arrived and, as the greens emerge from the woods and fields, I notice that the bamboo is evergreen. Bamboo has always been a part of my artwork and after being happily surrounded by it in Hong Kong, I immediately planted it in my Umbrian garden.

Bamboo

Bamboo

Bamboo artwork.

"Temple"

"Temple" on handmade mulberry paper.

Bamboo pop up card? This was an experiment that did not turn out so well, but I loved the bamboo inspiration and the concept.

Bamboo pop up card

Bamboo pop up card

The following website is of a place I would one day love to visit – an exquisite bamboo garden in France. The next best thing to being in an Asian jungle?!

http://www.bambouseraie.com/