Monday, January 31, 2011

As the last day of January comes to its end, it would be a mistake to think that
Mother Winter will release her white world
any time soon.


Walking with Misha


Misha loves to run.
As soon as she is let off  leash she will run
around and around and around me ,
sometimes up to five times or more with out stopping.



 Once all the excess energy and pure joy of running fast is
finished it is time to check out the surroundings






Beautiful colors of Winter.



I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.  ~John Muir, 1913




Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Captured by this photograph of a  young girl's gaze ,


 I penciled a likeness hoping to 
portray the calm reflective feeling.

Images from this week


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Finding inspiration from strong women, 
and cats.


   Blind Marta         
pencil drawing




She holds the cat firmly, 
feeling its compliance and surrender,
caring for each other,
 mutual trust.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Not far from where I live is a small park. Making time to walk in nature quiets my mind, but that day it was cold and very windy and I almost thought of going back home till I remembered the geography of this place.

There is a section that is like a deep bowl. A limestone bluff and the creek form one side... 




and if I walk eighty paces or so, a steep tree covered hillside is on the other side.

This is where  the wind stopped and the quiet began.




 A hole in the ice covered creek, the water still moving.


 The remains of a small fern growing out of the bluff that
 I was never able to get close to, but the creek now frozen  allowed me to see the ferns at close range. This felt like a privilege.




snow, paints images on the bluff.


wonderful patterns 




so quiet it was



but for the
 the sound of the Nuthatch.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

 A new drawing to photograph, an exercise in shading, exploring detail,
a depiction of realism,...

"What!? Do you want me to move?"



Emma thinks she should be in every photo.


Pencil drawing

Monday, January 03, 2011