Category Archives: paleontology

New year, with various cats

I’m a cat lover, which doesn’t mean anything but it’s a nice excuse to share kitty pics with you. The Smilodon skull above is a fabulous museum quality cast of a fossil, purchased from the Museum of Osteology’s gift shop. … Continue reading

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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

Posted in archeology, Art, Artists, Drawing, How-to, museums, Oklahoma, paleontology, teaching, Wildlife | 10 Comments

New England Love Letter, part 1

This is a love letter to a great North American region; I’m about to get mushy and more than a little verklempt, if you’ll permit me. I’ve been more a little emotional the last few days just thinking how quickly … Continue reading

Posted in Art, birding, birds, Environment, field sketching, Harvard Forest, museums, Music, Nature, New England, paleontology, Petersham, Science, self-indulgence, Sketching | 17 Comments