Happy Earth Day! Come celebrate this weekend at the Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival.
Point Reyes is a really cool place both geologically and biologically. Located north of San Francisco, this oddly-shaped peninsula sits on the Pacific plate while the land to the east of the peninsula sits on the North American plate. Point Reyes has traveled up the California coast along the San Andreas Fault and continues to move northward.
Point Reyes is home to a huge diversity of birds and marine life. This weekend, the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin will be hosting a birding and nature festival full of birding expeditions with the experts, elephant seal watching trips, tidepooling, and field sketching.
Stop by on Saturday, April 26 and say hi! I will be setting up a booth to sell my artwork, cards, and pendants (and will probably sketch a few birds while I'm up there). Hope to see you there!
I just completed a small painting of a Texas bluebonnet with two blue cornflowers. The painting is for a person visiting Texas from Germany, and the person who commissioned this piece asked for flowers that would represent both places. I thought it would be fun to show a slideshow of the progress photos I took along the way.
Two of my drawings are now part of a new interpretive trail guide for the University of California Natural Reserve System (UCNRS) Granite Mountain research center. I just received the final trail guide in the mail, and it turned out really great! Many thanks to Tasha La Doux, Assistant Director of the research center and Keith Gaddis, my good friend and supporter!
The trail guide takes visitors through the diversity of animals and plants found in this beautiful Mojave Desert habitat, including the tent caterpillar and tarantula hawk wasp.