If you stand still for more than 30 seconds in the woods, you can hear the loud rustling of leaves. I watched this armadillo zigzag past me with no knowledge of my presence. When I walked towards him, he finally heard me and quickly dug himself under a pile of leaves. Apparently their brains are tiny, he was really noisy even while hidden. He came out of hiding, then loudly buried himself again. They are comical little creatures.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I went for a walk in the woods with the intention of sketching. For the first time I noticed the wonderful design of these curly bladed grasses. They were too interesting to pass up. I should remember to look at them again in the summer when they are green and alive.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Bamboo is threatening to overtake this tiny cabin. Bamboo spreads by its voracious roots that are very difficult to control. Sketched at the Rio Bonito River Resort on the Blanco River in Wimberley, Texas.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Schilo's German restaurant and deli. When in San Antonio, this is my favorite place to eat. An old-time diner with wooden booths and a long deli counter add to the nice, friendly atmosphere. They have the best weinersnitchel anywhere around (parts of Texas were settled by large populations of German and Czech immagrants).
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This window display stopped me in my tracks. This is where old, lost souvenirs go for one last display. The lighthouse salt and pepper shakers are 150 miles too far north. I personally don't associate San Antonio with John Deere tractors and deer with rifles. Plastic ponies and ceramic cowboy boots...okay. Odes to armadillos and chili pepper strings of lights...perfect, Lil' Sherriff!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
An old pedestrian bridge over the San Antonio river. From what I read while browsing giftshops, the Riverwalk began construction in the year 1900. I didn't quite get the mossy patina in the lines here, but this is a nice rustic old bridge. The Riverwalk is a beautiful place to wander around. Also, for those who love to location sketch, San Antonio is full of places to sit with chairs AND tables!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Sketched while working as PowerPoint Graphics Girl at a medical conference in San Antonio. This was a dinner meeting, with doctors from around the world. Most had traveled that day, everyone looked very tired. I am not a night person, so this is not my best time of day. Thank you moleskine for helping to stay awake.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
With nine months a climate with temperatures between 95 to 105 degrees, plants such as the aloe vera thrive in the sun and heat. During the winter with temperatures well below freezing, plants such as these are vulnerable to dying without human intervention.