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Shelter-in-Place Quilt #2

This quilt was the second quilt in a project started by my friend Josie Carraher and included my daughter, Karen Falkner We each made our own quilts, a house block a day while we sheltered in place. This quilt was

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Manzanita I am posting the progress of my Manzanita project on Instagram and decided I should post it here also.  This is 3 days progress, about 10 hours of work. I observed  the tree over a nine month period, sketching,

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“The International news gets worse and worse, & still I sit and paint leaves. I feel like those Chinese artists who, in ages of great barbarism and unrest, painted images & wrote poems in which metaphor described the tragic events around them

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ASBA Conference 2016, Pittsburgh, PA  Too much to write right now about what a fun conference this was and what a great city Pittsburgh is. We got to see the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation’s 15th Invitational Show which was

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Art in Spain Some thoughts and pictures from our recent trip to Spain and Morocco: art-in-spain Click here for more patterns.  Pattern in Spain and Morocco

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Class Handouts I am hoping, planning on posting class handout here on a weekly basis both for ongoing students who may have missed them and students who have attended my one-day workshops and would like more instruction. Hopefully they will be

Posted in Botanical Drawing

Color Charts Inspired by Susan Fisher’s Color Mixing class at Filoli, I have just added new Color Charts to my links page and will continue to update them and add to them as I create new ones. We did three

Posted in Colored Pencil, Pencils

ASBA Conference in Denver We just returned from four  wonderful days in Denver, meeting with our fellow Botanical Artists, taking workshops and visiting the beautiful Denver Botanical Gardens. An exhausting, creative time was had by all. I took a graphite workshop

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Alcatraz Florilegium The Tuson Cactus and Succulent Society have published an article on Florilegiums with a special focus on the Alcatraz Florilegium. Here is a link to the pdf.

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Joanne Youngberg (February 21, 1919-May 30, 2014) Friday evening  my step-mother peacefully died in her Yountville home. We were fortunate to have painted together for the past five years every Wednesday. After our tuna sandwiches we would spend the afternoon

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