Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mobile Cannery, Tall Lungwort

Spent last weekend in lovely Eugene, Oregon. We stopped by the Center for Appropriate Transport on Saturday to check out their 20th Anniversary Party; had a great time watching folks test-ride ingenious bikes.

Sunday was the Wildflower Festival out at Mount Pisgah Arboretum. As usual, there were so many old friends to catch up with that I didn't end up having a lot of time to sketch the amazing display of flowers; but I did jot down a few doodles of some especially pretty and interesting specimens. 

Had a great chat with a friend who is studying environmental education about how sketching is such a good way to slow down and be present in the moment, and to really spend time observing--even if the final drawing is not especially great, the act of having been there LOOKING is rewarding. She called this "finding a sit-spot," and I like that concept quite a bit! 


  1. Love the quick wild-flower sketches! You have such a gentle touch with watercolors. :)

    1. Glad you like them! What with the jostling flow of the crowd, I was trying to be as direct as possible with the sketches--just a water-brush and paint. I had kind of wished that I'd started with ink outlines to give the plants a little more concrete structure, but it is kind of nice to see how "gentle" they turned out, as you say.