Tag Archives: Insects

Making a Swarm

With Evanston Made kicking off June 3, I am thrilled to be part of the official Evanston Art Center Exhibit as well as a special show featuring critters near to my heart. SideTracked Studio will be hosting Swarm, a small works exhibition. Jason McPhillips, “Negentropy,” Oil and Gold Leaf on Panel, 10″x10″ The word can be […]

Bluhm County Park

I attended a lovely wedding last weekend which called for a short road trip to Indiana. I’ve only passed through Indiana so it was a fun reason to explore the state a little. Upon entering I was greeted with signs promising Krazy Fireworks and Showgirls, along with Hoosier references. Further in, however, the scenery changed […]

Fall creatures of Texas

Thanksgiving was spent warming up in Houston, and we encountered a few lovely creatures on our day trips. Between Washington on the Brazos and Round Top we saw grasshoppers, caterpillars, butterflies (most of which I have yet to identify) and longhorns.   After watching the fabulous “Flight of the Butterflies” we spotted three monarchs during […]

Insects at the Field Museum

Our drawing ‘final’ was a day in the Zoology Department at the Field Museum of Natural History. We were greeted by Entomology Collections Manager James Boone, who is featured in this lovely video. We spent two hours just oohing and aahing over the drawers we were given access to, and took many photo records. Luna […]

Texas bugs

I started taking a botanical drawing class with Lauren Levato (you can still sign up this week) which has me on high alert for all kinds of insects in addition to butterflies. While I was in Texas, we visited the Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Open daily from 8 am to 5 pm, the park offers […]

Butterfly visit

If you’ve perused my creations and seen my photographs, you know I have an affinity for butterflies. During my Custer Street Fair visit I was given a free pass to the Nature Museum for helping out with a survey. Coming up on its expiration day, I finally made the short trip on Monday. I love the […]

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