Today is day 30. There’s a lot of significance around the number 30 that I thought about illustrating then decided to forgo it for some extra sleeping and medication.

But I thought I’d explain what made me think about today’s piece. Your 30 yr wedding anniversary is pearl. Pearls make me think of the Pacific Ocean and Asia. My favorite asian country is Japan. I love the anime, design, history and especially the food. The magnolia (if you could tell what it is) in the language of flowers in Japanese means “natural”. For those that know me, I’m all about the natural.

Magnolias are also symbol for the American South and southern women. Since I’m one of them, I figured it would work.

30 is also the number of stones that made the uprights for Stonehenge and the periodic number for Zinc.