Tag: hiking

Red Gate Woods Sketch

About a week ago, I made a mid-day hike in the summer heat at Red Gate Woods. Crazy? Maybe. I didn’t realize how humid it was until going up several steep hills on the orange trail. When the back of your shirt becomes saturated with sweat…it’s… Continue Reading “Red Gate Woods Sketch”

Waterfall Glen Sketch

Waterfall Glen is a small gem tucked away in the DuPage County Forest Preserves. It is near a 9 mile trail (that I did not walk) which surrounds Argonne Lab. Chicago is experiencing a very hot winter. Yes, hot. Believe it or not this week… Continue Reading “Waterfall Glen Sketch”

Coyote Skull Sketch

Oh the treasures in nature! How can I express such joy from my adventures in the woods with simple text? Not possible. Well, let’s try… Yesterday I decided to walk the yellow trail from Pioneer Woods. It was a cold but strong sunny day. In… Continue Reading “Coyote Skull Sketch”

St. Francis Woods Sketch

Being a hectic weekend, I couldn’t get out, so these sketches are from photos of last weekend at St. Francis Woods. St. Francis Woods is a peaceful place which holds a retirement building for nuns. A highlight of the grounds is a wooded lot… Continue Reading “St. Francis Woods Sketch”

Sketch Class Results Jan 2012

The cold realities of winter did not hinder our love for art and nature. All eager participants showed up bright and early on this frosty January morning, ready to get to work play. We did however, agree to sketch from inside the nature center… Continue Reading “Sketch Class Results Jan 2012”

Blue Trail Bridge at Bullfrog Sketch

Come hike with me on the blue trail at Bullfrog Lake! Click to listen (hiking on gravel trail with dried leaves) There, now you’re hiking with me! It is very calm. There is no wind and the trees are mute. Can you see the… Continue Reading “Blue Trail Bridge at Bullfrog Sketch”

New Year New Hike New Sketch

It’s been a while, huh? After having the stomach virus, I managed to find a tiny piece of ice to fall on….right on my tail bone *oooooouch*. That left me sore for over two weeks! Soon Christmas arrived and the holiday parties kept me busy. All of… Continue Reading “New Year New Hike New Sketch”

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… Continue Reading “A Year in Review – The Little Red Schoolhouse Sketch Class”

Swallow Cliff South Hike and Sketch

I take the yellow trail towards the shelter (one of only a few remaining in the Cook County Forest Preserves). False Solomon seal berries are all along the trail. Speckled red on white and solid deep red berries are clustered near the forest floor. As… Continue Reading “Swallow Cliff South Hike and Sketch”

Organ-Pipe Mud Dauber Nest Sketch

To go exploring wild and free, with not one care in the world… oh I wish you can experience this and treasure it forever! That’s what I did with flip flops on, walking in the cold stream over algae covered rocks. Slow, slow, balance… Continue Reading “Organ-Pipe Mud Dauber Nest Sketch”