Soul of the Ozarks

I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve been making paint lately, ha. But I thought I’d try out the slideshow-making program that came with my computer. Here’s a short collection to celebrate my first release of colors called Soul of the Ozarks. It’ll hit the shelves at the Kingston Square Arts shop on Sunday, Sept. 16. Locally […]

Day 10: Nature Journal Series

Old Oak Tree   About this journal entry I’m not sure this tree is a Post Oak, but she is old and her name is Gloria. Gloria graces our front yard and she has been there for probably 200 years. Drawing her was a challenge because I’ve never learned how to draw a tree so […]

Day 9: Nature Journal Series

Grapevine & Insect Observation Nature Journal entry from Day 9. About this journal entry On Day 9 of my daily journaling stint, I didn’t feel like getting off of the porch and I wondered if I could find something nearby to draw and journal about. Well, I found a good topic, but it was hard […]

Day 8: Nature Journal Series

Acorn on Weathered Stick     Nature Journal entry from Day 8. About this journal entry On Day 8 of my daily journaling stint, I couldn’t help reflecting on the sounds of trees dying in the distance. Chainsaws and crashing punctuated the otherwise peaceful land. I really dislike the amount of logging that happens around […]

Day 7: Nature Journal Series

Christmas Fern   About this journal entry On Day 7 of my daily journaling stint, I decided to draw the Christmas fern. These ferns are often present in good ginseng habitat. So it’s known as a companion plant, or indicator plant, but I like it just because it stays green and pretty even through the […]

Day 6: Nature Journal Series

Lobelia inflata in Late Summer   About this journal entry Lobelia inflata is one of my most treasured wild-crafted herbs. It grows around us here like a “weed”, and most would never think it to be a useful plant. It’s not very decorative or interesting to the average person. The seeds are invaluable in my […]

Day 5: Nature Journal Series

Little Orange Mushroom   About this journal entry It’s amazing how quickly an hour flies by when you are trying unsuccessfully to figure out how to do something. On another note, I’m finding that it is getting harder to focus on the experience rather than the quality of my drawing. This mushroom didn’t meet my […]

Day 4: Nature Journal Series

Ground Cherry About this Entry The inklings of trouble is starting to reveal itself already. “This one will be much easier,” I thought as I settled on a subject for today’s entry. It is all mostly green, with hardly any other colors to try and incorporate. Right. About the Wild Ozark Nature Journal   Get […]

Day 3: Nature Journal Series

Sycamore Leaf   About the Wild Ozark Nature Journal I’m slowly scanning my nature journal entries and adding them to this blog. Some of you may have already seen these, because I started this a few years ago and then let it get lost among the other things I am trying to do. Now I’m […]

Day 2: Nature Journal Series

Asters Hanging Down   About the Wild Ozark Nature Journal I’m slowly scanning my nature journal entries and adding them to this blog. Some of you may have already seen these, because I started this a few years ago and then let it get lost among the other things I am trying to do. Now […]

Day 1: Leaf and Rock, Nature Journal Series

Day 1: Leaf and Rock   About the Wild Ozark Nature Journal I’m slowly scanning my nature journal entries and adding them to this blog. Some of you may have already seen these, because I started this a few years ago and then let it get lost among the other things I am trying to […]