Month: October 2011

Sketch Class Results October 2011

A perfect midwest autumn scene: blazing reds, golden yellows and subdued browns. That’s what greeted us this crisp (downright cold) autumn morning as we met to converse with nature. Our mission was to take a short hike and find at least three different leaves which…

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I encountered this gentleman last weekend while hiking. He’s an elderly man who slowly walked with a cane. He seemed very friendly as he passed by and even complimented my dog. I really don’t know much more about him. As he was almost out of sight…

A Year in Review – The Little Red Schoolhouse Sketch Class

I am happy to present:  A Year in Review…the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center Sketch Classes. I am so very proud of every single person who showed up to paint. Some were afraid, not having painted ever in their lives. Some were confident being seasoned…

Autumn Storm at Night Sketch

Against the blackened sky The autumn leaves illuminate while Raindrops pelt, weighing heavy, Until the struggle is no more… then A descending swirl – the last dance. Getting swept up in the season last night, I made this sketch. When my daughter came home…

Chukar Partridge Photos and Sketch

This chukar partridge was spotted by my cousin Jackie, who called me and asked, “Do you have your camera?!? GET OUTSIDE!!!” So I ran. What are you doing here Mr. Chukar? You live on the western part of the US year round and you…

Autumn Winds Sketch

The wind, being an advocate for winter, wants to strip the autumn trees clean. I the observer, while appreciating the forces of nature, want to retard this process. My power? Watercolors. I cannot bribe one leaf back on a branch, but I can record this day…

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It seems as if we are bombarded with unsettling news nearly everyday now…high unemployment, rising prices, dysfunctional government, corporate greed, etc., etc… There is hope in situations which appear hopeless. Don’t lose heart. Look at the birds of the air: for they neither sow nor…