If your herb garden is anything like mine then you know exactly what I mean when I say, "What am I going to do with all of this basil?"
All summer long, aside from harvesting and drying the leaves for later use in recipes and teas, I'm continuously plucking a few leaves off here and there as I need them in the kitchen. I'm a huge fan of cooking with fresh herbs! They add so much flavor and zing to my recipes and the kitchen smells absolutely amazing while I'm preparing meals.
I was inspired to paint these three little guys, plus a few more of their friends, after reviewing pictures taken by family on one of their trips to South Africa. Hearing them tell their incredible stories of wild adventures and way too close for comfort animal encounters I was quickly pulled into the excitement and felt like I was right there with them.