Saturday, April 23, 2011


It was a beautiful day, as it usually is, at the Desert Botanical Garden here in Phoenix, Arizona, under a partly cloudy sky.  Temperature in the mid 80's. My plan was to do some drawing from photos downloaded to my laptop. However, I couldn't draw to save my frustrating. But I did take plenty of photos as usual.  I played with some in Photoshop a little more so than usual.

And here is the in-your-face squirrel who I just couldn't ignore. What's an outdoor cafe for if not to charm humans into giving up few snacks here and there. 

See my Musings blog for more garden images.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


We had a surprise when we arrived at the Desert Botanical Garden, closing time for the general public was 12 noon because of a special event. So we had to work fast.  I usually work from photos so I took lots of them and worked on this image following my return home.  This frog was happily calling out to others in the pond and observing the humans passing by.  

See more photos from this SketchCrawl on Journal 6.