Thursday, November 30, 2017

Drawing on Glass Plate of Tufted Titmice

I've prepared a new drawing for a solarplate etching. I made the drawing on a glass plate and then I'll expose it to a photo sensitive plate in the sun. Then I'll make a print from that plate onto paper. I'll show the print as soon as I can but first, this is my drawing on the glass. Can't wait to see it on paper!
I'm lucky to see Tufted Titmice regularly visiting my bird feeder. :-)

drawing on glass

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Rabbit Sketches

Since I broke a bone in my ankle a few weeks ago, I've been trying to amuse myself with whatever I can do while my foot is elevated. There goes printing! But no worries because I can always attempt some drawing if I can just get what I need without too much hopping around. I want to print more rabbits so I thought I could do a few sketches from some photos I took last year. The hardest part was trying to take a photo of them while standing on one foot and not putting a shadow on them! So fun.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A Favorite

Sometimes I think I would just like to have a few sketchbooks and pencils and just draw nature and I'd be as happy as doing anything else. There is so much to learn and see in nature to keep one's mind busy ...and challenged! This is a book I have that I still enjoy reading. When I see it, it reminds me that I should be drawing from nature everyday! What about you, do you have a favorite book that you could never part with?

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Butterflies Emerge!

When I returned from Wisconsin, I found that three of my butterflies had emerged from their chrysalises! I knew it would be close and I was hoping they would wait until I returned but alas, there they were and they were beautiful. Only one had a bit of damage to a wing, as you can see, but I released them and they flew off just as they should! One escapee was flying around the garage.  There are three more chrysalises but I have a feeling that they may wait until spring to emerge. I have to remember to keep an eye on them! ....or put them outside.
From caterpillar to butterfly - it really is a miracle.