Friday, July 30, 2010


Two new birds in my shop and more on the way!

I wish you all a very happy Friday!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I have been having a little summertime fun curating treasuries on Etsy!
There are so many wonderful artists. Take a peek!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

More Feathers

Fanciful Feather Collection No. 1

Today I added a new set of paintings on Flickr: Feathers
It's really nice to see the paintings as a group. Many have 
flown away to their new homes around the globe.

I started this large format series after making two paintings
for a client. I love working larger. It presents a challenge though,
as it is hard to convey the size online.

I am working on new birds and hope to share 
them with you later this week!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Secret Garden

Strolling through the Bishop's Garden
at the Washington National Cathedral.

Narrow stone pathways covered with moss 
lead you into a beautiful secret garden.

It's a magical place to visit in the summer.
More pictures on Flickr.

Monday, July 19, 2010


I was in Washington, DC yesterday and had to stop and visit the birds 

at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. 
Aren't they marvelous specimens?

Friday, July 16, 2010


I found this divine flying creature on the sidewalk.
I almost mistook it for a leaf.

I'm calling it Jaws because I have no idea what it is.
Look at the pincers. Or is it a mighty mandible?

The pattern in the wings is so subtle and beautiful.
It is about three inches long. Any ideas?
See more pictures on flickr.
A little update:
thanks to flickr friends 
this is a female dobsonfly!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Le Coup

Have you seen the documentary Man On Wire?
I just watched it last night. It's fabulous.
And it made me think...

Dreams, ideas, projects, passions all begin somewhere and
yet they might not become anything for years.
They lie dormant in your mind, 
on scraps of paper, in your sketchbook.

Waiting for just the right moment to grow into something, 
to take hold, and rise up. Maybe it will happen today 
or tomorrow or in six years,
like Philippe Petit's dream in Man On Wire.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Two bluebird specimens surrounded by luminous flies.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Land Shells

These are certainly not shells from the sea.
I found these cicada shells on my fence post. 
They are covered in dirt.

The newly emerged cicadas left them behind. 
I can hear them buzzing in the trees on this hot summer day.
More pictures on flickr.
one more day to enter my giveaway in the previous post!
I will close down the comments around 8 PM EST.
Check back on Wednesday for the winner!