An Exceptional Day

 

An Exception Day - May 27, 2020

Some days unfold a bit more miraculously than other days.  Today is one of those days.  The order of my morning rituals ended up a bit jumbled, scrambled and resorted.  The end result left me exhilarated.  Difficult to clarify for you, so I...

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Skunk Cabbage

I was a little too late to capture the bright red, early stage of the local skunk cabbage. I did find a few that still had the sci-fi pods from which the green leaves emerge. 

I couldn't get close enough to sketch and paint it on site without sinking into the swamp so I opted to draw it...

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A Challenging Font

March 29, 2020

What a strange time this is.  My daily routine has hardly changed at all ... one of the great positive aspects of being an artist and self-employed.  While at the same time, the daily routine of most of the world has changed dramatically and will, I doubt, never return to...

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Perpetual Plant Journal

 

This is a good time to begin a Perpetual Journal whether it be of plants ... or something else.

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A year ago I’d never heard of a perpetual journal.  I was introduced to the concept last April when visiting my friend, Jill Richards, in Wales.  Each week,...

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Extended Time With Plants

 My Perpetual Plant Journal elicits and nurtures a totally separate facet of my artwork. It gives me the opportunity to slow down, to take the time to draw carefully first in pencil (though I don't always do so), to work less energetically with my watercolors and to spend precious, extended...

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Perpetual Plant Journal Review

 

Happy New Year - 2020!

One of the many highlights of 2019 has been working in my perpetual plant journal, documenting plants in many different parts of the world.  I love that the journal is a snapshot of the seasons as well as the places I've traveled to.  

Since I started Volume...

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