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Watching mourning doves

She sits and wiggles to get

Her nest just perfect.

Art Prescription:  Watching birds build nests in my own backyard. Finished my marigold from yesterday. Added colored pencil and graphite.

Marigold.jpeg

Cheery marigold

Bright yellow, orange, and red 

Sure sign of summer.

Art Prescription: I planned to do this with colored pencil, but watercolor called. So it’s not dry or finished in time to post. Stayed tuned…

In the pouring rain

We fluff our wet, cold, feathers

And continue work.

Art Prescription:  Yes I’m obsessed with my chickadees. And my new illustrated book!! Thoughts of a Golden Fox!

I’m very excited to introduce my latest illustration work, “Thoughts of a Golden Fox.”

Thoughts of a Golden Fox, written by Charles David Rushbrook and illustrated by Beverly Dyer, is a delightful book for children, ages 6-11. The story is told from the viewpoint of a mother Golden Fox, which, according to the book’s short and gentle-hearted Glossary, is “…a magical, and rarely seen, species of fox with unbelievably beautiful golden coats!

Now available in iTunes!! https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1224615643

You can visit iTunes and read a sample chapter.

Fox Book Cover Page

8 1/2 x 11 mixed media:

Chickadee 1.jpeg

Hello dear readers,

I’m very excited to introduce my latest illustration work, “Thoughts of a Golden Fox.”

Thoughts of a Golden Fox, written by Charles David Rushbrook and illustrated by Beverly Dyer, is a delightful book for children, ages 6-11. The story is told from the viewpoint of a mother Golden Fox, which, according to the book’s short and gentle-hearted Glossary, is “…a magical, and rarely seen, species of fox with unbelievably beautiful golden coats!

Now available in iTunes!! https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1224615643

You can visit iTunes and read a sample chapter.

Fox Book Cover Page

The box is singing

Fledglings are making some noise

Do the parents sleep?

Art Prescription:  Mother Nature’s tenacity is amazing. Every minute or so I see one of the chickadee parents leave the box to go grocery shopping. The box gets quiet. And as soon as one of the parents flies in, there is a lot of sweet high-note chirping going on.

Index card with colored pencil:

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It’s constant team work

To raise a nest of fledglings

Chickadee parents.

Art Prescription:  One of them is leaving the nest while the other is coming. A steady diet arrives for the fledglings. The parents both work hard to feed their babies.

Index card sketch:

Index card chickadee.jpeg

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