Tag: hiking

Oak Collection Watercolor

11-3-13 51°F Sunny From the parking lot I take the black trail. I increase the pace of my steps to a quick speed, anxious to place a pillow over the noise from the highway and suffocate it. Even the quiet doesn’t greet me with… Continue Reading “Oak Collection Watercolor”

Sketch Class Results Herrick Lake

(Amy, Christine, Donna, Angelic, front: Alanna, Debby) Another sketch class! Where has the time gone? Wow, how these days are flying by…holy cow!! Slow down time….slow down so we can savor every beautiful moment in nature! This last Saturday was another successful sketch class… Continue Reading “Sketch Class Results Herrick Lake”

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… Continue Reading “Vermillion River Watercolor Sketch”

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.… Continue Reading “Wolf Road Woods Watercolor Sketch”

Sketch Class Results Lake Katherine March 2013

We gather to cleanse ourselves from a stressful week by sketching nature. To be fully present in this moment, under the sun, in full view of the wildlife, and to slowly breath in the crisp air, is no small event. These few hours are… Continue Reading “Sketch Class Results Lake Katherine March 2013”

Blind Sketch Location, Great Event Fullersburg Woods

As a Meet-Up organizer to the Chicagoland Sketchbook Hikers group, I can schedule sketch class where ever and when ever I want, but the best part of the deal is that members can suggest a location all on their own to the Meet-Up site… Continue Reading “Blind Sketch Location, Great Event Fullersburg Woods”

Sketch Class Results Lake Katherine

Saturday morning was a bit brisk, but that didn’t stop this nature loving crowd (Alanna, Katie, Tommy),  from hiking on this frosty autumn morning at Lake Katherine! I’m so glad I started this group, it will help bring me back to sketching on a… Continue Reading “Sketch Class Results Lake Katherine”

The Sketch I Had to Make

Horsetail Lake Well friends, without going through all the details, I have to say I’ve been going through some really tough personal issues. I found myself slipping down a slippery drain of depression and the inability to do the things I love. Sometimes to break… Continue Reading “The Sketch I Had to Make”

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… Continue Reading “Roadtrip to Starved Rock and Sketch”

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… Continue Reading “Sketch Class Results June 2012”