Category Archives: Birds

Poetry & Birds

So thrilled to be a part of Naomi Shihab Nye’s amazing new collection of poetry ‘Voices in the Air’!  This has been a very special journey. So honored to have my birds on the interior pages of this wonderful book. … Continue reading

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Last few hours of the Brooklyn Tee Time Kickstarter – Nature inspired – Artist designed Tees

This has been a great experience. We are so thankful for the tremendous support we have received from our fantastic backers. More information here: As is typical for me birds and wildlife are the greatest inspiration. It is so important … Continue reading

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Birds on Paper at the Wild Bird Fund

Please stop by the Wild Bird Fund sometime before October 15th and you can see 10 of my paintings and you can learn all about the great work the Wild Bird Fund do to support and rehabilitate the wildlife of … Continue reading

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Still Life with Grackle and Moths

The Common Grackle is a favorite of mine – strong and elegant – a smart mischief maker.  Nothing common about them their black iridescent coloring reminds me of a black opal. I would love to entertain them in my garden. … Continue reading

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Magpie Series – Three for a Girl

Happy to begin the new year with a new addition to the Magpie series.   Continuing my illustrations of the “counting crows” nursery rhyme after a little break.  Not a part of my childhood memories, a dear friend from … Continue reading

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One For Sorrow

Magpies… one of my favorite birds, at the very top.  Magpies the most elegant of the Corvid family.  Working on a new project illustrating the counting “crows” nursery rhyme.

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Blogging Birds Exhibition… Roadrunner sketch

You are invited… Blogging Birds Exhibition – This exhibit features work created specifically for my Sketchjay blog.  Blogging has been a bright spot in my life just like running. I am so appreciative of those who follow my work and … Continue reading

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Revisiting – Je Suis Ici

I am busy working on a new project that I am very excited about, it is a collaboration with someone I respect and admire very much.  It is a labor of love and it will take some time to complete. … Continue reading

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A Roadrunner Study II – Running the NYC Marathon for Charity

Once again I am exploring the Roadrunner, inspired by my recent running activities. Not the form or shape of birds that I typically find compelling but I am enjoying the exploration and loving this new bird. After running my first Half … Continue reading

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Roadrunners, Kids, Birds and Free Art!

  I have been away from my posts for a little while… involved in a number of new things some creative, some not.  This Roadrunner is inspired by my recent running activities.  Suggested by my daughter, this is my first … Continue reading

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