The shockingly talented Elina K. has done me the honor of painting an illustration of the back story for the moment in Seventy Minutes to London where Holmes tells Watson, “Your aspidistra died.”

It’s posted here – and here’s a direct link to Elina’s porfolio at DeviantArt. I think you’ll agree her work is amazing!

I mentioned to Elina that when I wrote the aspidistra line a picture popped into my head of her adorable, elfin Holmes staring disconsolately at the shriveled remains. Elina was kind enough to make the picture real and now I can share it with you!

(Click the picture to see the full image!)

aspidistra by elina

Don’t you just love the stubble on his chin? Poor bereft Holmes. :‘(

Thank you, thank you, Elina!