Tag: IL

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….

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…

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…

Winter Cemetery Watercolors

Push aside your homework/chores/work reports and come away with me for a bit to a place of peace, where the living are quiet and respectful and the dead…well…they’re quiet too. In the wintertime, there’s nothing better than a heavy, dark, snow filled sky, where…

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…

Spooky Halloween Sketch

This watercolor sketch (Payne’s gray only and black Micron pen), was done with the new MeetUp sketch class last Saturday at Resurrection Cemetery. We met at the main entrance and drove to the old section with beautiful stones and statues. It was really nice to divert…

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…

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…

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…

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…