Sneak peek at my latest editorial illustration. I still have a ways to go, but I strongly believe I am doing some of my best work ever right now.
On 2/5 was California Western Monarch day. The day commemorates the annual migration of the Western Monarch butterfly. These creatures are so beautiful and delicate. They were a lot of fun to draw.
Happy National Thank a Mailman Day! Thank you to all the mail carriers out there in making sure each and every one of us gets our mail every single day! You all trek through such various conditions and we are truly grateful for your services!
I had surgery towards the end of January. It was a daunting experience with the pandemic. My husband was only allowed to drop me off and pick me up. I had no family support and I was so incredibly scared. I was literally in tears right up until the initial procedure. Thankfully, the awesome staff at UCSF took incredible care of me. They provided emotional support to make me feel at ease and the surgery itself was successful. We are so very fortunate with the incredible doctors, surgeons and nursing staff we have in this country. I have the highest respect in what they do and greatly commend them. A big heartfelt thank you to UCSF and my amazing surgeon!
Happy 2021! May this year be better for everyone. The year 2020 was so very hard for many people with the pandemic and the wildfires in California; my heart goes out to everyone that was deeply affected by these tragic events. While life can throw many curve balls, it is our ability to have the right attitude to help us cope so we can strongly prevail. I wish you all a great year ahead!
I have been spending a lot of my spare time going to Stow Lake and drawing and observing nature on site. I have an incredible deep love for animals and been enjoying the waterfowl and other animals that inhabit the area. I have been taking Audubon drawing classes via zoom from John Muir Laws and have been studying his teachings very deeply. Here are a couple of practice studies from my sketchbook.
I was grateful to be able to enjoy this rare 97 degree day sketching on location at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park. This beautiful stone bridge was erected in 1893 and I found the perfect spot to sketch it.
My latest editorial illustration. While the novel coronavirus does not seem to be disappearing anytime soon, one of the most important things that we can continue to do, is to keep wearing a mask to stop the spread. I know this has been such a trying time for everyone but we will prevail and be stronger because of this unprecedented time.
Simple coloring of a sketch I did after voting in the March primary. Please vote come November! Positive change is desperately needed in our country!