Saturday, October 22, 2011
Haven't posted in a while but not due to lack of FUEL.
This semester I'm teaching 2 new classes and to reward myself I experimented with mixed media. This piece is collage, watercolor, gouache and colored pencil. I used gum arabic to glaze on watercolor - really makes the colors pop. The collage pieces are from a printout of my rose bear illustration. It was oddly therapeutic to chop up my own work!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
We're back from Blue Mountain Lake and our best family vacation yet! A week of no internet, email or cell phones - just the woods, the lake, family and wonderful new friends.
It was a week of first - our son paddled his own kayak, jumped off rock island and made it to the top of Blue Mountain's fire tower.
And I couldn't help but be inspired --- mist rising off the lake, a family of loons, chattering red squirrels, an adorable porcupine and a tricky mink that joined us as we jumped off the dock for afternoon swims!
Friday, July 29, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Sometimes the best vacations are just 10 minutes away!
In northwestern Connecticut we have The White Memorial Conservation Center,
4000 acres of woods, trails, ponds and fields.
We enjoyed Father's Day there - in our canoe!
(We're the 3 bears in the birch bark canoe.)