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Finally Finches at Feeder Watercolor Sketch

Finally. After hanging the feeder at my new residence and watching not one single guest partake for 4 WEEKS….finally….a pair of American Goldfinches happily dine and I in the window, happily watch with a big silly grin from ear to ear. So I start… Continue Reading “Finally Finches at Feeder Watercolor Sketch”

Radnor Lake Watercolor Sketch – Tennessee

Vacation Time!!! Oh Boy! I recently had the chance to visit beautiful Nashville, TN, where there are green things growing and nothing is frozen! Yaaaaaaaayyyyyy! Holy Cow…this has been such a brutal winter in Chicago that I forgot what grass looks like. Really! This… Continue Reading “Radnor Lake Watercolor Sketch – Tennessee”

Not So Hidden Pond Watercolor Sketch

The blanket of snow tried to quiet you…but you wouldn’t have it. With frozen branches and stiff grasses, Your clamor wont quit! Oh frozen woods on thaw…make your sound bellow! This is Hidden Pond. In the winter time it is not so hidden. And… Continue Reading “Not So Hidden Pond Watercolor Sketch”

Cicada Coffin Sketch

Cicada Coffin I found this little guy in the middle of the trail. He looked perfectly preserved. I knew right away I needed to sketch him. He brings me much joy. The serenade of the cicada, when heard for the first time of the… Continue Reading “Cicada Coffin Sketch”

Sketch Class Results Herrick Lake

(Amy, Christine, Donna, Angelic, front: Alanna, Debby) Another sketch class! Where has the time gone? Wow, how these days are flying by…holy cow!! Slow down time….slow down so we can savor every beautiful moment in nature! This last Saturday was another successful sketch class… Continue Reading “Sketch Class Results Herrick Lake”

On the Bathroom Ceiling – Mushroom

I am not making this up, folks! How ironic I was just posting what grows on the forest floor (not done with that btw), when what do you know? Nature comes to me. Yesterday I noticed a little nub in the upper corner of… Continue Reading “On the Bathroom Ceiling – Mushroom”

On the Forest Floor – Morel Mushroom Watercolor

The next few posts will feature some treasures I find while hiking in the woods. Walking slow and scanning the floor with my eyes, helps me notice things amongst the leaf litter which can be in camouflage and easily overlooked. Today’s watercolor is of… Continue Reading “On the Forest Floor – Morel Mushroom Watercolor”

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.… Continue Reading “Wolf Road Woods Watercolor Sketch”

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 😉 Anyway, what did I have to do immediately?!? Collect some samples of course! Here are my samples.… Continue Reading “Dried Winter Wildflower and Weeds Sketch”

Of Pain and Pleasure Sketch

Bittersweet. The definition: Of pain and pleasure. For how can we know pleasure without knowing what pain is? We can’t. How we wish we could eliminate the pain…but it is impossible. We must accept it and it does make us stronger. Anyway, last Sunday… Continue Reading “Of Pain and Pleasure Sketch”