Friday, June 27, 2014

The Peace of Wild Things

“When despair for the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be. I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought or grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free”
Inspired to do a portrait of one the many beautiful white egrets I saw at Lake Balboa last weekend!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Why are elephants so wrinkled?

This dynamic duo are up next on my drawing board. 
After combing through hundreds and hundreds of photos from my Africa trip, I mashed these two elephants together. Lorelai, the mom is actually from Amboseli National Park and her baby Rory is from Samburu but in my small drawing they have always been mom and baby! 
Not sure if I will add any birds to this one as I want the emphasis to be on Rory's turned head, looking back at the viewer. 
I am hoping to have it done in time for the TAG Gallery Open California Exhibit in August, which means it needs to be completed by mid June. Not sure if I will be able to make it but I am going to give it my best shot!
(They take too long to iron!)

Friday, June 6, 2014


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