Category Archives: archeology

Drawing With Friends at the Museum

There’s something special about sketching with friends. Last Saturday my friends Becky and Mitsuno and I met upstairs in the Natural Wonders Gallery at SNOMNH for a morning of companionable sketching. Our little group was a cluster of self-affirming creative … Continue reading

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Drawing Birds From Paper Models

I’ve talked about model-making before- when I worked on the elasmosaur mural for the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (that’s SNOMNH for short) I made a clay and aluminum head based on old drawings of a fossil skull … Continue reading

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New England Summer, a Tropical Paradise

Every day, now that summer has arrived here in Harvard Forest, I’m struck with the false sense of having landed in the tropics: same high humidity and almost daily rainfall, the lush greenery and exuberant growth, exotic sounding birdcalls and … Continue reading

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