Rock cairn

Rock cairns are route markers, way-finding tools.  They can guide us back on track after doodling along, lost on our pilgrimages.  Often they are built by people who have gone the route ahead of us.  They say we are not alone on our journeys.

 

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Giant Sequoia

Along the path at Green Lake

I think this is a Giant Sequoia along the path at Green Lake.  Such a nicely shaped tree, and an almighty presence.

Daily doodle: ginkgo leaves

Ginkgo leaves are well suited to line doodling because the veins in the leaves fan out from a single point, making a nice pattern.

Here is a ginkgo design from the Marimekko studios, which served as inspiration for today’s doodle:

“ginkgo” design by Kristina Isola, 2005, from Marimekko In Pattern

Irises

Dandelions

Crayola announced that it is retiring its “dandelion” color from its crayon box to make room for a new blue.  Some creative person wrote and illustrated a graphic eulogy, which I urge you to read.  It will take only a minute.  Enjoy!

 

Great Blue Heron

Great blue heron at Green Lake

Great blue heron at Green Lake

 

 

 

Moon snail shell

Drawing this moon snail shell brought back memories of a project I worked on four years ago when I drew and painted a moon snail shell 100 times.  You can link to the first blog post about it here.  I may have to try another 100 paintings project in the future.