Category: God

Crawdad Slough Sketch

I didn’t have much time today so I made a quick stop at Crawdad Slough, just to find something to sketch from inside my car in the parking lot. It sure didn’t take long before my focus centered upon a tree full of character. I… Continue Reading “Crawdad Slough Sketch”

Fight For Life Sketch Bullfrog Lake

11-07-2010 (Sunday) 60°F  sunny, windy Bullfrog Lake The sun is warm when the wind stops. For one second, I get a really sweet smell…but I don’t know what it is or where it is coming from. Then it vanishes. The wind is so strong… Continue Reading “Fight For Life Sketch Bullfrog Lake”

Sketchcrawl at Little Red Schoolhouse

Today was the sketchcrawl at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center. We had a very small group (2 people), but small is good when learning how to sketch and that’s exactly what we did, went out, picked a spot and did a sketch step-by-step.… Continue Reading “Sketchcrawl at Little Red Schoolhouse”

Deer Grove Forest Preserves

Today I had the chance to hike at Deer Grove Forest Preserves in Palatine, IL. This preserve is a part of the Cook County Forest Preserve Trail System. It consists of about 9 miles of tails, some paved, most not paved. It is surely… Continue Reading “Deer Grove Forest Preserves”

First Flower of the Year Sketch

I’ve waited patiently for the first flower of 2010. It has been months since I’ve seen and touched a delicate flower in the wild. It has been a really long winter. Did I give up hope in flowers? During my dry period without, did I stop… Continue Reading “First Flower of the Year Sketch”

Spinning Oak Leaves Sketch

This morning I was fascinated with the simple act of falling leaves. I had a mouth dropping discovery. Stopped at a red light, I noticed something that never really occurred to me…autumn leaves don’t just fall, they spin like tops when they fall! They spin and… Continue Reading “Spinning Oak Leaves Sketch”

Fading Fast Lily Sketch

As I walked into work today, I noticed the prettiest, lonesome little lily on a small manicured bush. Many of the leaves on the bush are a yellow/brown and several withered lily corpses still cling to dead stalks. Today, I see one flower and… Continue Reading “Fading Fast Lily Sketch”

Parking Lot Tree Sketch

A sketch from a parking lot? What’s so wonderful about that? Nothing. Unless you make it special. What I loved about this tree is that it is crooked. I am crooked so much of the time, that I can identify with this poor tree.… Continue Reading “Parking Lot Tree Sketch”

Backlit Pine Sketch

At 2:30pm, under a hot sun, in the midst of 83°F temperatures, this is what I was looking at. A gentle breeze accompanied me as I tried to replicate this wonderful pine. What’s so special about a stupid pine tree? Why, let me tell… Continue Reading “Backlit Pine Sketch”

Plume Moth Sketch

This morning I walked out of my house to go to work and just look who greeted me with a good morning surprise! It’s a plume moth! I think it is a Cnaemidophorus rhododactylus Plume Moth, but if you can’t pronounce it like myself,… Continue Reading “Plume Moth Sketch”