Alcohol Ink Art - The Four Flowers

Never lose the child-like wonder. 
It's just too important. It's what drives us. 
Randy Pausch

This painting was created with Alcohol Inks and 
was inspired by Blue Chicory Wildflowers.

A Print of this Art is Available - HERE 


Alcohol Ink Art - Against The Mountains

Painting is a simple exercise 
in tension elimination.  
- Joseph E. Criscuoli

I was recently at one of our Art events where someone was demonstrating the use of
Alcohol Inks.  I found it to be such a soothing medium to work with.

Prints Available - HERE 

Winged Chaos Under the Moon - Alcohol Ink Art

Painting is the act of discovery and you're constantly enlarging your horizon or finding yourself every time you paint. 
~ Romare Bearden

An Alcohol Ink Painting

Prints Available - HERE 


What are those green things on the forest floor?

These are the first "green things" of late winter/early spring
I find in the forest (along with ferns).  These pop up before
the wildflowers.
I wondered what they were.

I have found out that they are called Fan Clubmoss
also known as Ground Cedar and also known as Bears Paw in Southwest Virginia (where I am)

Wikipedia has some great info on this plant - HERE 

These were seen during my walk along 
Deerfield Trail in Blacksburg, VA on 02-21-18

Trees in The Forest

Let’s take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees. 
~ Author Unknown

Print Available - HERE 


Pink Coneflower - Flowers of Summer

“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.” 
 ― Ray Bradbury

Prints and More are Available on my Website - HERE 


Iris - Flowers of Spring

"From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens: the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls in the house, and the garden of the mind's eye." 
- Katherine S. White

Prints, Cards, Journals and More are Available 
on my Website - HERE 


Black Vulture

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” 
 ― Confucius

Not what one would think of as a "beautiful bird" but they are so very beneficial!
This was taken at Bisset Park in Radford, Virginia
which is part of Virginia's Birding and Wildlife Trail.
A Great place for Birding!

Available on my Website - HERE


Spring Beginnings Along The Creek - Deerfield Trail Blacksburg, Virginia

“Spring drew on...and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.” 
 ― Charlotte Brontë

Image captured on a beautiful March day.

Available - HERE 


Messy Weather

We often hear of bad weather, but in reality, no weather is bad. It is all delightful, though in different ways. Some weather may be bad for farmers or crops, but for man all kinds are good. Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating. As Ruskin says, "There is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather." 
~ John Lubbock

Print Available - HERE 

Before it turned to ice we got a bit of snow.
 My video of the snow falling - in a bit of 
slow motion style - HERE 


Carolina Chickadee - Come Fly With Me

"Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away...." 

Available - HERE 

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