Bird Sketching

Was a beautiful day here in North Carolina to go bird watching and sketching. After the Arctic blast of frigid temperatures, 50 degrees was just right.

I simply roamed my neighborhood with my binoculars and sketched what I saw.

So relaxing to ground myself in nature.

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!



Home to add watercolor.

New Years Eve Walk December 31, 2016

Leaves shiver in breeze

Cool, grey, wintry, cloudy, sky

Fluffy birds huddle.

Art Prescription:  I can’t think of a better way to end the year than a nature walk with my sketchbook and my love. Just us and our footsteps together for a 25th New Years Eve. Our lives are blessed and happy, and my wish for everyone is to find the simple beauty of each and every day. Oh yea, and make some art! Here’s to 2017!

Sketchbook with pen and graphite:

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Nature Journal: Birds October 29, 2016

Number two pencil

A notebook ready to fill

With observation.

Art Prescription:  Thank you Jane,, for a lovely class today at the North Carolina Botanical Garden on keeping a nature journal. My regular blog readers know I’m a total bird geek, and learning how to observe and draw birds in their natural habitat is a skill I aspire to.

I’m excited to go out into the field, or to my back-yard feeder, and practice.

Art journal with #2 pencil: