Category Archives: Fine Art

Daily Sketch 06/15/12 ‘Darth Vader’

The Darth Vader of the Sonoran Desert small animal kingdom streaked into my happy little urban landscape this morning. I noticed her (yes, I believe it was a female) because of her sudden movement. With her small pointy head down … Continue reading

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Daily Sketch 06/15/12 ‘We Have Babies!’

 Yes, indeed we do. Henrietta, our tiny nesting hummingbird, has been tending her fortress-like, golf ball-sized nest in one of our backyard trees. I wasn’t sure she was actually as attentive as she should be because it seemed she was … Continue reading

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Daily Sketch 06/12/12 ‘At the Beach’

In past summers we used to vacation away from the Arizona heat and travel to the beach. I’m sure we won’t be the only ones not able to go this year, but that doesn’t prevent this beach baby from dreaming about … Continue reading

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Daily Sketch 06/08/12 ‘Junior’

 I have never seen such a squabbley, awkward, demanding and adorable offspring! Junior seems to have outgrown his mother’s tiny fortress nest while we weren’t looking, and taken to following her everywhere…at least during these last few days.  Unfortunately I … Continue reading

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Daily Sketch 06/04/12 ‘Henrietta’

In previous posts I introduced you to Henri, our small but super-hyper backyard visitor. It turns out Henri has spread the word, and we now have several different hummingbirds visiting daily. Of course, hanging a brightly colored feeder with sticky … Continue reading

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Daily Sketch 05/25/12 ‘Doodles’

One of the easiest ways to learn how to draw is to doodle. I’ve always equated Doodling to essentially using a loose sketching technique called ‘gesture drawing’ to create the rough shape and mass of a subject. One of my favorite … Continue reading

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Daily Sketch 05/16/12 ‘Desert Abundance’

It amazes me to see the wildlife hidden in the seemingly lifeless dusty desert landscape behind my home. I can see two trees in this tract of land, about 20 feet apart, with nothing in between or to either side … Continue reading

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Daily Sketch 05/13/12 ‘A Tribute to Motherhood & Maurice Sendak’

Last night I confirmed the survival of Mama Quail and her four remaining babies as she ran by our backyard fence. She seems to be doing the best she can to protect and raise her little brood. Showing immense distrust … Continue reading

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Daily Sketch 05/10/12 ‘Hope’

Today I offer the following two observations. GUMMY LIZARDS This morning I noticed a disgusting twist on gummy worms when I spotted a grackle ecstatically breakfasting on what looked like a fat, green rubber band. QUAIL FAMILY UPDATE Two days … Continue reading

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Daily Sketch 05/07/12 ‘Skittering Thumbs’

Congratulations are in order! Tim and I noticed a blur of movement just the other side of our backyard fence over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Quail (Gambel’s) were introducing their nine tiny new arrivals to the neighborhood market of … Continue reading

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