Tag: watercolor sketch

Northern Flicker Sketch

Oh BOY! Look who came to visit me. It’s a male northern flicker and he is eating ants in my driveway. What do I mean, “…in my driveway”? Here’s what happened: This very large woodpecker was hopping on my driveway. The northern flicker prefers… Continue Reading “Northern Flicker Sketch”

Pioneer Woods Sketch

I was lucky enough to duck out of work a little earlier than normal. Yesssss! I love when that happens. The fist thing I did was to find a cozy spot to paint. I decided to visit Pioneer Woods , part of Chicago’s Cook County… Continue Reading “Pioneer Woods Sketch”

Overwhelmed by Green Sketch

I took a few vacation days from work and today decided to get in a quick watercolor sketch. For just about an hour, I stopped at Swallow Cliff Woods North, part of Chicago’s Cook County Forest Preseve  Zone #7. OK, I’m only human. I… Continue Reading “Overwhelmed by Green Sketch”

Lunchtime Escape Sketch

If you’re like me, there is no time for anything.  Sure there is time for a full time job (yuck), chores (yuck some more), and running to the bank, grocery store, gas station (yuck, yuck, yuck). Tell me, what’s left? Isn’t this our life? When… Continue Reading “Lunchtime Escape Sketch”

Hen and Chicks Sketch

Hen and Chick Sketch Did you ever find yourself at work dreaming about 50 million other things you would rather be doing? Well, that’s me Monday through Friday…50 weeks out of the year! When I daydream it’s pretty much the same thing….nature and art, nothing… Continue Reading “Hen and Chicks 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”

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”

Chicakadee at My Feeder Sketch

Hot dog, he’s back! Why am I so excited? Aren’t chickadees common in the Chicago area? Yes. But my chickadee has been missing for nearly three years! Chickadees use to visit my feeder on a regular basis. Then all of a sudden…poof…gone. I had no idea why. Perhaps… Continue Reading “Chicakadee at My Feeder Sketch”