Friday, January 22, 2016

Sweet Dreams

Started with a snowy winter tree on the right, then went Ralf Steadman for no good reason 

Monday, January 18, 2016

You’ll never hear an owl

Watercolour and Ink 8x11

This predator has an advantage of stealth and silence. The owl’s round face and big eyes are often associated with wisdom. Early one winter morning as I was walking past a cottonwood-lined trail by a river, I walked right past an owl perched about eye level and an arms length away. As my eye caught it, the owl rotated it’s head an watched me. Although I got a good look, I decided to let it go on about its business and just cherish the image in my minds eye while keeping the gift of the encounter. 

I take pictures of our natural environment and paint to learn more deeply from our earth. The earth after all has thousands of years of wisdom as Janine Benyus writes in her book. I am currently reading her book slowly with deliberate pauses, Biomimicry – Innovation Inspired by Nature