Snake Plant :: Plante serpent

Sanseveria plants are more commonly known as Snake Plants or Mother in Law plants and they are amazing… they hardly need any water or light and they thrive in very poor conditions. They are known for filtering formaldehydes… which are found in cleaning products, toilet paper, etc. In China, it is known as Tiger’s Tail Orchid. In Japan, it is called Tiger’s Tail. In Brazil, it is called Espada de Sao Jorge (Sword of Saint George) and in Turkey it is known as Paşa Kılıcı or the pasha sword. In Nigeria it is known as Ogoun and is used in the ritual to remove the evil eye. In Africa, it is used as a protective charm against evil or bewitchment.

Today was very exciting for me as I received a new fountain pen and new ink, and I have fallen in love. I am sure that this duo will be with me in the near future. The ink colour is warm and dark and the fountain pen glides as if it was soaked in butter. I am a happy woman!

Les plantes sanseveria sont des plantes incroyables… elles filtrent les formaldéhydes dans nos maisons qui proviennent de produits nettoyants, le papier de toilette, etc. En plus elles ne requièrent que très peu de lumière et d’eau! Aujourd’hui j’ai reçu un paquet avec une nouvelle encre et une nouvelle plume fontaine… et le duo fonctionne à merveille. Quelle joie de dessiner avec cette plume qui glisse comme si elle était enduite de beurre crémeuse et grasse. Yeah! Et l’encre donne une richesse inégalée jusqu’ici. Je suis une femme heureuse ;-)

Si quelqu’un connaît la raison du nom de plante serpent, j’apprécierais savoir?

Paper: Small Moleskine Sketchbook
Ink: Noodlers #41 Brown
Pen: TWSBI EF

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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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