Read more about the article Concentrating on botanical drawing
Rose, dahlias, palm nuts, cedar branch tips, pepper tree berries , and madrone bark

Concentrating on botanical drawing

I have been concentrating on botanical drawing, and doing fewer mandalas. This one contains flowers I got at the nursery in Bolinas — they lasted and lasted — and so…

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Read more about the article Ivy leaf with stem
Ivy keaf with stem

Ivy leaf with stem

Ivy leaf with stem. I continue to get such satisfaction out of learning to draw. Finished this one today. It's the last day of class for the year, our teacher…

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It’s acorn season here

It's acorn season here. They're dropping on the ground, and the deer are feasting. These showed up in Molly Brown's botanical drawing class. I am a person who always said they…

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Read more about the article Having internet problems
Crab shells, horsetail fern tips, hare's tail grass, pieces of scabiosa seeds, and unknown flower heads from Santa Monica Mountains

Having internet problems

I'm having internet problems with this blog, so am behind on posting this one that I made on Sunday. Was clearing out the shelves with all the materials I've used…

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Read more about the article Today is my father’s birthday
Buckeye nut, pyracantha berries from Trinka's, dried zinnia, horsetail fern

Today is my father’s birthday

Today is my father's birthday. He was a Soviet analyst in the CIA, specializing in interpreting and conveying what the Soviet Union was doing during the Cold War. He wasn't a…

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