STUDIO 411: PHOTOGRAPHS AS INSPIRATION FOR SKETCHBOOK

    So...what's up with all the photographs?!?!?Two reasons I take photographs...1.  To ensure that all the photos on my website are my originals.  I want everything on my website to be something I did myself and that includes the images. It also makes sure there are no copyright issues.2.  I use them…

MADE YOU LOOK: HORSES & A COUPLE OF DONKEYS

    There's a horse farm on the way to my parent's house.  I love how the horses freely graze the large green pasture.There are also a couple of donkeys that tag along.  When I took these photos I learned that the horses intimidate the donkeys so I was happy when I…

MEMORIAL DAY: AT THE LAKE

    Michigan is one of the Great Lakes states. We are surrounded by three of the lakes...Michigan, Erie and Huron with a connection to Lake Superior.It's an amazing place to live with the lakes, rivers and streams that support an abundance of wildlife.When Memorial Day comes...everyone is going "to the lake" or "up north" to…

GREETINGS FROM…THE NATIONAL MALL WAR MEMORIALS IN WASHINGTON,DC

    These photos are from my visit to Washington, DC in April.  I spent time on a beautiful day at the National Mall visitng all the war memorials.  Here are my favorite memories... There were old timers visiting by the busloads.   They were getting around in wheel chairs and walking with canes...proudly wearing their medals, military hats and jackets. …

ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: MILITARY & ART THERAPY

    While I was in nursing school I had the privilege to work with veterans during my mental health clinical at the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital.  It was by far the most memorable and humbling experience I had while in school.I recall how often these men would say that it…
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