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Sketch Class Results November 2010

The free November sketch class at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center was a hit! As we took a short hike around the slough, we noticed something not seen last month. Can you find it in this picture? HOT DOG…it’s a beaver lodge!!! Wow!… Continue Reading “Sketch Class Results November 2010”

Summer Patio Sketch

Summer. In my area it is time for summer. That time of year when the days are long and hot, the nights are short and cool and the crickets sing a soothing song. In my backyard, I have a tiny patio with a small… Continue Reading “Summer Patio Sketch”

Deer Grove Forest Preserves

Today I had the chance to hike at Deer Grove Forest Preserves in Palatine, IL. This preserve is a part of the Cook County Forest Preserve Trail System. It consists of about 9 miles of tails, some paved, most not paved. It is surely… Continue Reading “Deer Grove Forest Preserves”

Good Morning Hawk

Hot Dog!! I knew today was going to be a good day when as soon as I stepped out the door, I saw a hawk in my tree. Slowly I reached for my camera to get a good shot but scared him anyway and… Continue Reading “Good Morning Hawk”

Bone from the Woods Sketch

Do you remember the awesome raccoon sleeping in the tree-top discovery? Well, that’s not all I discovered that day…I found the most interesting bone laying right on top of the ice on my trail. Yes, a bone. Where did it come from? Who was chewing… Continue Reading “Bone from the Woods Sketch”

Hidden Pond Tree Sketch

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been super, super busy lately! Isn’t summer the time to take it easy and slow down…what the heck? Anyway, I haven’t painted or sketched in a long time (5 days!). I think I feel shaky? Oh, and… Continue Reading “Hidden Pond Tree Sketch”

Eastern Towhee Sketch

OH BOY! Look who came to visit me this morning at my house! It’s an Eastern Towhee. The first one I spotted this year. Welcome Mr. Towhee! I first noticed him in my pine tree. At first I thought it was a sparrow, but… Continue Reading “Eastern Towhee Sketch”

Let’s Paint a Simple Twig Sketch

Today I’m going to show you a simple little twig sketch anybody can do. Not only is it not complicated but we are going to use one color: “chestnut” a Graphitint water soluble pencil by Derwent. Step 1: Make a light sketch with a… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint a Simple Twig Sketch”

Asian Ladybugs Hibernating Sketch

Oh Boy! Look what I found! It’s a cluster of Asian Ladybugs (or Lady Beetles) hibernating under tree bark: I’m currently reading a wonderful book by Bernd Heinrich titled, Winter World.  In Heinrich’s book he describes various animal techniques for survival in the winter.… Continue Reading “Asian Ladybugs Hibernating Sketch”

Stormy Day Sketch

Why, it was just a week ago I told some friends I would give them $20 bucks if they can give me a thunderstorm! How I miss a nice rumbling thunderstorm. The kind that starts low in the distance, gently getting louder as it… Continue Reading “Stormy Day Sketch”