Dried Winter Wildflower and Weeds Sketch

Last week I ordered the book, Weeds and Wildflowers in Winter, by Lauren Brown. I can never have enough field books. I'm a field book addict ūüėČ Anyway, what did I have to do immediately?!? Collect some samples of course! Here are my samples. The first one is Aster, the next two I have no … Continue reading Dried Winter Wildflower and Weeds Sketch

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Emerging Crocus Sketch

Just as a ballerina twirls, the tender crocus unfurls as it¬†emerges from the ground. That's what I thought of as I gazed upon the much awaited, first flower of the year.¬†Its struggle to break through the soil, I guess just makes¬†it stonger...and in such cold weather too! We all must struggle and grow before we … Continue reading Emerging Crocus Sketch

Romantic Valentine Watercolor Sketch

Oscar loves Piggie forever...or until he rips the stuffing out. This is my dog's¬†favorite, most beloved, toy Piggie. Well actually, this is Piggie¬†#2, for he loves his Piggie¬†toys so much that he loves them to death. As you can see Piggie¬†is not bright pink like he use to be, but now supports a gray¬†crusty belly. … Continue reading Romantic Valentine Watercolor Sketch

Snow Flurry Sketch

Not feeling well, but desperately¬†wanting to sketch, I stopped by Lake Katherine to do a quick¬†one while sitting in my car.¬† The snow was falling at different rates; sometimes slow and then all of a sudden quick and hurried, just to return to a quiet, slower pace. I love snow. Try watching snow fall while … Continue reading Snow Flurry Sketch

Smallest American Falcon Sketch plus Sound

Sound: European Kestrel¬†call (similar to American but lower pitch)¬†by Dobroide from Free Sound Project. Leaving work early one day last week, I stepped outside and something flew over my head at high speed¬†shouting, "yip, yip, yip, yip, yip, yip". What the heck? I ran to my car which just happened to have binoculars in it … Continue reading Smallest American Falcon Sketch plus Sound

Arrowhead Lake Sketch

Last Wednesday I stopped by Arrowhead Lake for just a few moments of nature tranquillity. This sketch may not look tranquil (the sky unleashed freezing rain, ice, and snow) but I was the only one in the parking lot. Yessssss. The mallard ducks didn't mind the weather either; the female followed the male all the … Continue reading Arrowhead Lake Sketch