Random fox drawing (it’s for a thank you card for a friend)
Mark Berkery writes a blog called Nature’s Place, and if you haven’t been there already, you should gogogo! He takes the most lovely insect photos and couples them with dreamy and/or thoughtful posts. I love it.
With his permission, I drew one of his photographs. It was a lot of fun, and although there are plenty of mistakes, I kinda like the result. Let me know what you think!
Here’s a link to his photograph: LINK
I don’t know if anyone is interested in the steps, but I enjoy it when other people put the photos of progress up, so here are some of mine (I’m bad at remembering to do this):
American senna, Apis mellifera, Campanula rotundifolia, Cassia hebecarpa, Desmodium canadense, harebell, honeybee, illustrations, Limenitis arthemis, native plants, New England aster, Ohio spiderwort, pollinator plants, pollinators, red-spotted purple, showy tick trefoil, Symphotrichum novae-angliae, Tradescantia ohiensis
Just a doodle for Friday. These are all good pollinator plants in the northeastern US (and some associated pollinators). All real species, are you surprised?
From top left to top right: Desmodium canadense (showy tick trefoil), Limenitis arthemis (red-spotted purple), Cassia hebecarpa (American senna), Tradescantia ohiensis (Ohio spiderwort), and Apis mellifera (honeybee)
From bottom left to bottom right: Campanula rotundifolia (harebell), Apis mellifera (honeybee), and Symphotrichum novae-angliae (New England aster)
PS I changed my theme do you like it?
For some mysterious reason, I have a soft spot in my heart for foxes. I don’t know why, but they are one of my favourites. A while back, I was working in West Virginia, and every day we passed a big rock upon which there was a fox curled up with its tail around its nose. Every morning, the fox would be there, basking in the dawn sun. It was incredibly adorable.
And, because it’s Friday, here is an adorable video of a fox licking a window. Watch it if you need a pick-me-up! It makes me laugh every time.
And here are some foxes jumping on trampolines.