Final Victory Garden piece.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
JW Waterhouse's work simply inthralls me. I have been having a rather bad case of artist's block. I am supposed to be working on several projects for friends but because of several family health issues in the past few weeks and now feeling completely unmotivated I have been having a hard time getting started on the project. So I have turned to the work of extremely talented artists of the past to get me back in the grove.
(sorry for the bad scan...I am hoping to get a bigger scanner soon!)
Friday, July 24, 2009
This bird can be seen year-round throughout New Mexico. Insects make up nearly its entire diet. Breeding pairs are very territorial and will defend their chosen territory year-round. So you may not see a lot of these little birds but if you do see a pair you will know that you will get to see them for a long time!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
This lovely little bird can be see during the summer in New Mexico.
Hummingbird food recipe:
Four parts water to one part sugar (ie 4 cups water to 1 cup sugar)
Boil water and mix in sugar until completely dissolved.
Let cool and pour into clean hummingbird feeders. Do NOT add red food dye or buy hummingbird food that has red food dye as many of them are not made from natural dyes and there can shorten the life span of the hummingbirds you are trying to watch! Simply having a feeder with red on it with bring the birds to your yard.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
This past winter I was working on a greeting card series featuring local birds of New Mexico (and some not so local). Though right now the card project got put on hold I thought it would be a shame for the drawings to collect dust in my closet.I could not decide if I wanted to use color for the cards or just black and white. So you get to see both!
The first installment is of a Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia. It can be seen most readily during the summer months in New Mexico. These birds nest in underground dens in open fields. Exact numbers of these birds are unknown but it is believed that there are less than 10,000 breeding pairs left in the wild.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I realized I had not posted anything for several days...oops. I have been working on several projects this week which have been keeping me busy. One of them is a birthday present for my little brother. It is not finished yet but when it is I will post a picture of it. Just so I do not feel to bad about not posting here is an oldie....(henna again..sorry I will have more sketches up soon!)
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Summer means...Henna!!!! yahoo! During the winter months it is not as much fun doing henna. It does not get as dark and lets face it, it is not fun to keep a limb out and still for hours on end when it is cold out! Here is my version of "36 Views of Mount Fuji"...the paste is still on.