Roadtrip to Starved Rock and Sketch

Last weekend I had the chance to take a road trip to Starved Rock State Park in Utica, IL. It's the perfect get-a-way...not too far...not too close...1.5 hours from home is just right. I had the day planned (so I thought) by printing out a map and selecting many trails. Too many actually. I didn't come … Continue reading Roadtrip to Starved Rock and Sketch


Tree Swallow Sketch and Poem

Flight When on my bicycle I am the swallow. The wheels are my wings Propelling me faster. Swooping, swaying, hugging curves... The wind rushes through my hair. Faster. Faster. O  tree swallow  who needs no heap of metal...VICTORY! You, the acrobat in the sky While grounded still am I. Just a quick poem about how I … Continue reading Tree Swallow Sketch and Poem

Sketch Class Results June 2012

Thunderstorms raced throughout the night before, leaving this morning's sketch class pretty warm and steamy. It didn't bother us a bit. Matter of fact, under the cool shadow of the forest, the most delightful aroma of sweet, wet, earth played with our senses. We all agreed how wonderful it was. Here we took shelter, hiding from the sun … Continue reading Sketch Class Results June 2012