Monday, August 19, 2013

The ocean is not silent

a beautiful overcast sunday afternoon spent in palos verdes, california

Monday, August 12, 2013

Leonardo's story

Leonardo in progress

i'm not sure if you realize from my blog just how much i love domestic cats...but i do! 3 cats own me...i'd have more if i wasn't afraid of being classified as a crazy cat lady! but by definition, "an elderly suburban widow who lives alone and keeps dozens or more pet cats" i can't possibly be one as i am not a widow, my 2 daughters live with me, and i have less than half a dozen cats!

but i'm also crazy in love with large felines as well! 

we saw this beautiful boy on a cold late afternoon in Lewa Downs Conservancy in Kenya. he apparently had killed a local farmers cow earlier in the day, according to all the uproar on our guides walkie talkie. (you can see the blood stains on his nose and muzzle)
this bad boy was collared and vigilantly monitored by the game keepers there, so they knew exactly what he was up to. but by the time we saw him, he was pretty tired after his kill, and just laid down on the rich chestnut colored soil the whole time.
then we spotted these rare and strange beings taking photos of us, like we were the main attraction!

Monday, August 5, 2013

“An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.” 

~ Martin Buber~

Baby C    Kathryn Hansen (c) 2013  8x10

I am soo honored to be on my 6th year of creating a drawing for the California Wildlife Center for their annual Wild Brunch fundraiser. Each year Victoria, CWC's principle officer sends me oodles of photographs of their patients for me to choose from. But as soon as I saw the photo of this baby coyote sitting inside a large carrier I stopped looking and  knew that this little guy was going to be this years drawing!! My heart melts every time I look at him!!

The Wild Brunch fundraiser is held every September in Malibu, CA. Please check out their website and attend if you can...but if you can't make it, donations are always welcomed!!! They are the nicest people and do such amazing work rehabilitating so many different species of animals!

Now I have to get cracking and send it out!!


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