Monthly Archives: December 2014

A touch of red–the Indian Paintbrush

As children, my sisters and I spent a lot of time playing in the fields and meadows surrounding our farm in the Robson valley. Our ‘natural environment’ was regularly incorporated into our play: pussy willows adorned mud pies, daisy chains … Continue reading

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Ram, goat, sheep—all the same?

A curious thing happened during the year of the horse: my animal drawing improved. With a long-held love of the horse, I was driven to develop my ability to render a recognizable steed. And along the way I gained considerable … Continue reading

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A horse of a different color—the zebra

One of the most striking horse relations is a denizen of African plains and forests, the zebra. Whether the creature is black with white stripes, or white with black is a centuries‘ old debate. Wikipedia weighs in on the discussion … Continue reading

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And James was a very small snail…

How delightful to discover parallels between Chinese brush painting and some of my favorite children’s lit. Among the lesser-known poetry of A.A. Milne (creator of Winnie the Pooh and pals Eyore, Owl, Tigger and Roo) is a poem titled Four … Continue reading

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