This week for Illo' Friday.. the theme was 'Remedy'
I decided to paint a natural remedy from my home country New Zealand.
Wild Tea tree ( Manuka is the name given by the New Zealand Maori) is covered in rosy pink or white clusters of flowers in the summer, much to the bees delight.. ( they make the very popular tasty ,medicinal 'Manuka Honey', from the pollen.
Watercolor on paper 8.5 x 11
Manuka has many health benefits, the essential oil from the leaves is a miracle in a bottle, full of antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. I always have a bottle in my bathroom cupboard.. and often have a few drops in my bath . The scent is a fresh, clean 'pine' type smell and combined with all the magical anti-bacterial powers', it also makes a fantastic natural cleaning spray.
Thanks for visiting.. sending you all fun, happy 4th July wishes for all in the USA :)
Cheers , Helen xx