Tag: IL

September Sketch Class Results

Our little group grew! Here are the September Sketchers at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center: Alanna, Chris (Me), Jackie, and Michelle. One love, nature; One mission, sketching! So here we go…Let’s Paint Nature!    We hiked the Black Oak Trail half-way around Long…

Grand Opening Little Red Schoolhouse Educational Center

The Little Red Schoolhouse of Willow Springs, IL, had its Educational Center grand opening today! I worked as a volunteer and was able to experience this great event up close!  Here we have one of two mounted police protecting the area. This horse had…

Nature Sketch from your Car Window

Once again Chicago has dealt us a wicked weather hand. In a mater of a few hours, 4 inches of snow has melted and 3 inches of rain had fallen. It was just yesterday that single digit temps reigned the daily forecast, but now…

Gray Day Fun

So what can you do on a dreary gray winter day? Why, you can have some fun hiking on the Little Red Schoolhouse grounds, of course! Don’t let a bunch of clouds steal your fun away. Look at how beautiful it is…. ….even without…

Christmas Lamp Sketch

Yesterday I went to the LaGrange Art Gallery. Downtown LaGrange is decorated so beautifully this time of year. I just love it. They have these cute old fashioned lamp posts every few feet down every block. I just couldn’t resist sketching one! Fresh pine…

Canyons at Starved Rock

I had the fortunate opportunity to escape to Staved Rock in Utica, IL this weekend! Starved Rock is about an hour and a half west of Chicago. The area contains miles of trails and several canyons with waterfalls! Today I walked a one mile…