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Fuzzy White Moth Watercolor aka Virginia Tiger Moth

Upon arriving to work in the morning, I was introduced to this very lovely creature…so white, so delicate, so foreign to any kind of moth I’ve seen before. It was our first meet. Who introduced us? God did when I heard, “look down”, as…

Sketch Class Results Hammel Woods

Jan, Catherine, Christine, Donna, Debby, Alanna (front) My MeetUp group: Chicagoland Sketchbook Hikers, meets all over the place. That’s the goal, especially since the Chicago area (you might not realize) has a ton of preserved land which is a refuge, an oasis, shall we…

Isle a la Cache Watercolor Sketch

7-4-13  journal entry: The factory plant hums in the background. Intermittent fire crackers go off in the distance, but I can tune them all out. The warbler has my undivided attention. My ears follow in his melody. I scan the land, my eyes transfixed…

On the Bathroom Ceiling – Mushroom

I am not making this up, folks! How ironic I was just posting what grows on the forest floor (not done with that btw), when what do you know? Nature comes to me. Yesterday I noticed a little nub in the upper corner of…

On the Forest Floor – Saddle Mushroom and Lily of the Valley

OK, this guy was growing on a felled tree and the tree was on the forest floor. Is that cheating? Nah… I believe this mushroom is a Dryad’s Saddle. It has a beautiful warm pattern that circles the top. The pattern, if looked at…

On the Forest Floor – Morel Mushroom Watercolor

The next few posts will feature some treasures I find while hiking in the woods. Walking slow and scanning the floor with my eyes, helps me notice things amongst the leaf litter which can be in camouflage and easily overlooked. Today’s watercolor is of…

Vermillion River Watercolor Sketch

The air hung heavy with the threat of rain as we (Alanna and I), finally made it to the edge of the river. I had one eye on the sky trying to predict what it was going to do. The trail to the river…

Wolf Road Woods Watercolor Sketch

I escaped to the woods. I am on the hunt for I don’t know what. Will I find peace of mind? Will I find a revelation? Will I just explore? I pray it is all or any of these! It is a mild 55°F….

A Very Late Spring Sketch – Papoose Lake

Oh tired and sleepy trees – wake up! It’s Spring! Winter’s death grip has finally loosened up in the Chicago area. Wheeeew…it’s been a long one. The grass has responded  but the trees are still silent. Maybe this week of constant warm weather will…

Lesser Scaup Watercolor Sketch

While at Lake Katherine a while ago, I noticed some ducks that looked like loons from far away. I knew they weren’t loons, so I took a picture intending on looking it up later. Wouldn’t you know it, my memory card was NOT in…