Tag: journal

He Hides in Flowers – Watercolor

Don’t you wish you could too? Last week I ran a nature summer camp for children that focused on wetlands and the animals that live in and around them. As we hiked to the river, one young camper spotted this gorgeous male, white-tailed deer… Continue Reading “He Hides in Flowers – Watercolor”

Rose plume moth watercolor

Sometimes it’s the smallest things in life that make your day. I just happened to notice this tiny moth as I was walking in my front door. Its thin bat like wings caught my eye. What a delicate and handsome insect. From what I… Continue Reading “Rose plume moth watercolor”

Native Haven Oasis – Watercolor

Fake vs Real.Modified vs NaturalBeautiful vs Functional I started to think about these things. I’ve spoken about my native garden on this blog several times. Every morning that I do not have to work, I sit on the front porch with a cup of… Continue Reading “Native Haven Oasis – Watercolor”

Little Leaved Linden and Nature Journal Club – 3 New Artists

Yes, I’m obsessed with trees. Especially in autumn, my favorite season. Each with its own character, saying something different, they draw me in closer. On this day, I decided to paint the Little Leaved Linden (Tilia cordata), aka Little Leaf Linden. This tree has… Continue Reading “Little Leaved Linden and Nature Journal Club – 3 New Artists”

The Importance of Keeping a Nature Journal

On its own this particular journal page is not that significant. It’s a recording of my encounter with a cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) in my front yard. But when you look closer, taking the time to create this page not only caused me to… Continue Reading “The Importance of Keeping a Nature Journal”

Where Mossy Things Grow Watercolor

Deep in a dark moist forest, it lives where the mossy things grow. It needs rain… it needs time… a little bit of quiet… and a secret spot to sprout. Hiding in a crevasse, surrounded by lush green carpet, it tries not to call… Continue Reading “Where Mossy Things Grow Watercolor”

Summer Insects Watercolor

Summer. A time to slow down…enjoy the weather. A time to place a thin blanket on the ground, sit, and have lunch on the grass not a table. Soak in those rays while you’re at it! Summer is also a time for insects. It’s… Continue Reading “Summer Insects Watercolor”

Handsome Jack Watercolor

There he is…. handsome Jack. I tell you the truth, no matter how many times I find this spring ephemeral wildflower, it always stops me in my tracks and takes my breath away. Jack in the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) seems like an exotic species… Continue Reading “Handsome Jack Watercolor”

Rain Created Watercolor

Are you one to despair on a gloomy day? Does the weather hold you as a prisoner in your own home? Please, let me charm you on the joys of a rainy day. Yes, joy. The forest is alive, even without leaves on the… Continue Reading “Rain Created Watercolor”

The Allure of Winter Weeds

Winter isn’t deprived of beauty. Yes, color is a little more drab but really, beauty is still all around us… you must look a little closer. Where winter is weak in color, it makes up for it in texture. There is texture to be… Continue Reading “The Allure of Winter Weeds”