Another Day at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno, Nevada

Robin

Robin


Flutterby

Flutterby


Another robin. :)

Another robin.🙂


Japanese Kerria

Japanese Kerria


Flutterby chowing down.

Flutterby chowing down.

Apple blossoms almost spent out.

Apple blossoms almost spent out.

Feral kitty basking in the sun.

Feral kitty basking in the sun.

Don't come any closer, lady!

Don’t come any closer, lady!


Bee!

Bee!


Of course I have to add the bee's butt!

Of course I have to add the bee’s butt!

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My Hobonichi Techo Art Journal ~ Mountain Chickadee Progression

Back in March I bought a wee Hobonichi Techo (A6 in size) that I decided to use as an art journal. I haven’t sketched or painted in a long time and thought small would be good to get back in the swing of things. For the Mountain Chickadee I used a pencil, Zig & Micron pigment pens, Akashiya Sai watercolor pen brushes, and liquid frisket…and the photograph I took of a Mountain Chickadee.

The chickadee doesn’t have a halo, parts of the Stargate, from the other side, bled through the paper…guess I got a little heavy handed with the paint.

Sketching with frisket down.

Sketch with frisket down.

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More layers on the brink and bird.

More layers on the branch and bird.

Rubbed the frisket off and added grey, more black, and sky.

Rubbed the frisket off and added grey, more black, and sky.

Still rusty at painting, but I think he’s cute. 🙂

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Wordless Wednesday ~ 8 April 2015

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My Weekend in Photos

Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta


Brother Jonathan shipwreck memorial.

Brother Jonathan shipwreck memorial.


Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City, CA.

Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City, CA.


Saint George Lighthouse, six miles off the coast of Crescent City, CA.

Saint George Lighthouse, six miles off the coast of Crescent City, CA.


Sun setting in Crescent City, CA.

Sun setting in Crescent City, CA.


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Crescent City, CA


Waiting for low tide, Battery Point Lighthouse.

Waiting for low tide, Battery Point Lighthouse.

Snowy Egret, Crescent City, CA.

Snowy Egret, Crescent City, CA.

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More Springtime Photographs from Rancho San Rafael Park ~ 31 March 2015

From today’s quick walk at lunch time with my sister.

Lilacs are blooming a month early.

Lilacs are blooming a month early.


MINE! ALL MINE!

MINE! ALL MINE!


Because everyone needs to be mooned by a honeybee.

Because everyone needs to be mooned by a honeybee.


Scrub Jay.

Scrub Jay.


Mallards.

Mallards.


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Springtime at Rancho San Rafael Park ~ Reno, Nevada ~ 22 March 2015

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Mountain Chickadee

Wee banded Mountain Chickadee


Did you know that Robins are good pointers?  LOL!

Did you know that Robins are good pointers? LOL!


Red-Winged Blackbird.

Red-Winged Blackbird.


Killdeer

Killdeer


Magnolia

Magnolia


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Birds and Flowering Trees ~ 18 March 2015 ~ Sparks Marina

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And…a squirrel nose.

And…a squirrel nose.

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