Thanks Clyde and Carole, What fun!! We all need to do that more often. I live in Kauai, and even here one can get blase, I deal with a lot of tourists, so they help me notice the beauty … Continued
I love the site! I thought I was the only weirdo who just loves being outside looking at dirt and appreciating weeds! I thought there was a 3 or 4 letter abbreviation that described my condition in the Psychology Manual … Continued
I love to follow animal trails through the winter time NW forests. I walk quietly, examining moss gardens and old stumps. Once, I ran right into a 3 point buck. He was as surprised as I was!
I teach my students to spend some time taking in their surroundings before they begin to paint, to appreciate the sounds, smells, the feel of a place. Yes, this informs their effort better, that much is obvious. And they think … Continued
Your quote about going out “with no destination in mind” is a treasured activity for me. As an artist, I spend plenty of time out “just looking”, sitting, taking my surroundings in. This builds an inner reference library that flows … Continued
A wonderful activity with grandchildren! Provides a special opportunity for the little ones to show grandparents a thing or two! I think I will start in my backyard! You two are to be congratulated on a stellar idea that you … Continued