The first time I ever saw a unicorn

The first time I saw a unicorn, I was on Chincoteague Island. I was painting plein air in the woods on Assateague… I was trying to capture the memory of when Paul Beebe saw Misty for the first time…I rubbed my eyes, (ended up with pastel all over my face), but yes, it was stillContinue reading “The first time I ever saw a unicorn”

Spirit Kitty and the Budweiser Clydesdales come to Patchogue

Here is today’s kitty: This was an exciting day because the Budweiser Clydesdales came to our town! They we here to celebrate 85 years of the repeal of Prohibition. Plus, Blue Point Brewery is getting ready to open at their new location on Main Street. I was lucky (and smart) to get a great spotContinue reading “Spirit Kitty and the Budweiser Clydesdales come to Patchogue”

Santa Clown and something totally awesome

I found out last week that my Horses of Asia map was selected for They Draw and Travel’s Maps of Asia book! I am so excited! You can get a copy of the book from Amazon! This morning’s sketch inspiration: There are multiple submissions on Sktchy of clowns, especially since clowns are thought of asContinue reading “Santa Clown and something totally awesome”

Over the River

This post is a week early since the map has already been posted on Instagram by They Draw and Travel. I am really excited they liked this map! Thanksgiving Day is a day of long tradition.  It is a day for spending time with family and friends over a traditional meal that usually involves turkey.Continue reading “Over the River”

Sketching stuffed animals at the library and library Sketch Club display

The Patchogue Sketch Club meets at our local library during the dark winter months. We occasionally sketch at a restaurant or other indoor venue in the winter, but the library has become our winter home.  The library staff members are very gracious hosts and many of the library’s visitors stop by to see what weContinue reading “Sketching stuffed animals at the library and library Sketch Club display”

Sketching stuffed animals at the library and library Sketch Club display

The Patchogue Sketch Club meets at our local library during the dark winter months. We occasionally sketch at a restaurant or other indoor venue in the winter, but the library has become our winter home.  The library staff members are very gracious hosts and many of the library’s visitors stop by to see what weContinue reading “Sketching stuffed animals at the library and library Sketch Club display”

Sketching stuffed animals at the library and library Sketch Club display

The Patchogue Sketch Club meets at our local library during the dark winter months. We occasionally sketch at a restaurant or other indoor venue in the winter, but the library has become our winter home.  The library staff members are very gracious hosts and many of the library’s visitors stop by to see what weContinue reading “Sketching stuffed animals at the library and library Sketch Club display”

Horses and yesterday’s Inktober Sketch

I spent over a week researching and working on this map that I did as a very belated Sketchbook Skool Assignment.  I was away when the class was “in session” and I mulled over ideas and nothing really inspired me until I saw they were requesting maps for Asia.  Then I had to mull thatContinue reading “Horses and yesterday’s Inktober Sketch”