Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I thought I would show one of the main "tools" I have been using on this trip - something I think everyone should have, artist or not. (also would make a great gift) This small watercolor kit is just slightly larger than a cell phone and has it all - paints, mixing surfaces, water holder and brush, you just need to add paper. I also use two collapsable brushes for size variety. Very easy to throw in a fanny pack or purse, great when you want to hike a ways and get some studies done. I have been using a small 4x6 japanese accordian watercolor sketchbook which a friend gave me, I love that it's compact but has lots of pages.
Monday, February 16, 2009
These Jackrabbits come by to visit every dawn and dusk, I love watching them - very high cuteness factor! Walking in the desert I come upon holes, divots, scratchings, trails, tracks, tunnels, piles, depressions... who/what is making all the marks!?
"The fairy-footed, ground-inhabiting, furtive, small folk of the rainless regions"
- Mary Austin
I went to Tucson for a few days, saw the Maynard Dixon show at the Tucson Museum - fantastic. I had a great time with my friends Susan and Greg, who are both extremely talented and creative, check out their sites: gardeninginsights.com and picasaweb.google.com/sfehlow. We went for a hike in Florida canyon one day, I saw so many new and incredible birds with the help of friend Rich Hoyer, who is one of the most amazing birders + all around naturalist I've ever met.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Just wanted to share the view out my door. Went for a long hike the other day and above 8ooo ft there was snow! I have been doing a lot of sketching and taking photos; just started with the oils today. Anyone who is interested in the birdxbird show that I will be in, here is a link to an e-vite birdxbird.org/2009. I hope some of you can make it, it looks like a great event!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
On the drive down my mind was zooming and I thought of so many things that I wanted to write about when I got down here... but now that I am here my thoughts have all paled in comparison to the still beauty of this place. Here are some photos:
Art - Three Rivers Petroglyphs, NM
Dunes - White Sands National Monument, NM I was so affected by this place, I spent 5 hrs walking the dunes, a stark otherworldliness.
Desert Cottage - yes, satellite. I don't even have that at home!