Sketchbook – Part 1

I’ve filled quite a few sketchbooks with ideas over time and thought I’d share some of my drawings, collages, and scraps of creative thought over the next few blog posts.

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Photography Challenge

I recently submitted several photography pieces in a Minted challenge. If you like them, I would greatly appreciate your vote! Here are a few with accompanying links:

(you can see all of them here).

Resurrection Bay

Vote for Resurrection Bay

Kenai Driftwood

Vote for Kenai Driftwood

Lake Superior

Vote for Lake Superior Calm


Vote for Kingshouse



Mountain View

Vote for Mountain View


Vote for Copenhagen


Vote for Stroget




“Winter, which being full of care, makes summer’s welcome thrice more wish’d, more rare.” Shakespeare

What else to do with Cabin fever than read a good book, create art, and touch-up unfinished projects? Here are some photos I took a while back that I’ve refined a bit.

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Going To The Woods

It seems for me, that any trip which involves adventure in the outdoors is a sure way to find creative inspiration. A recent 5 day backcountry trip in the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness with my husband was no exception. This was a much needed trip away from life schedules and instead following the rhythm of the wild. I always enjoy the transformation within that happens as days on the trail accumulate. Worries, noise, faces, voices, songs that fill my mind start to slowly fade and are replaced with the beat of crickets, rush of streaming water, and call of loons. Clarity is heightened, beauty is greater appreciated, and it is in the wilderness that my path becomes clearest.

Porcupine Mountains