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  • Blanca
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    BlancaManzanilla
    John Muir is my favorite because of my Biology and Environmental Science classes but the best poem (my dad taught me this poem when I was little) has been TREES by Joyce Kilmer I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree. Now, I am working on my poem...  
  • Blanca
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    BlancaManzanilla
    Still learning :-) Yellow Warbler 1st drawingYellow Warbler water color
  • Blanca
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    BlancaManzanilla
    I love and see amazing sunsets and sunrises...now I have to practice to get those colors right! My first watercolor painting. I like how it feels to let go and just paint even if it's not a work of art - it's my work of art :-) Landscape water color
  • Blanca
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    BlancaManzanilla
    This is very relaxing. I enjoyed it. I do have to be careful not to be distracted and get paint outside of the outline. I like the wet-on-wet and the wet-on-dry techniques. I think it will help with my rough sketches. Color practice #3
  • Blanca
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    BlancaManzanilla
    Very cool. I did have to order and ship another KOI watercolors box because my first one too did not have black, gray, or white. Color practice #1Color practice #2
  • Blanca
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    BlancaManzanilla
    Refining your sketches
  • Blanca
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    BlancaManzanilla
    Pretty cool exercise. I focused on lines and shapes. Upside down
  • Blanca
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    BlancaManzanilla
    Thank you, Liz. Always had trouble with Proportion but this technique helps a lot. I have even sketched my GS which I've been wanting to do. Proportions
  • Blanca
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    BlancaManzanilla
    Agreed - very hard. Need to practice more! Butterflies and a couple of dragonflies came by... drawing with Movement
  • Blanca
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    BlancaManzanilla
    My bird of paradise flower came out the best even though my points didn't meet for any of them... Dragon fruit (cactus not fruit) on a dead tree. Dragon fruit on dead tree
  • Blanca
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    BlancaManzanilla
    Comparing two snakes that crossed my path today. comparing snakes
  • Blanca
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    BlancaManzanilla
    Nov 23, 2020 - Lamanai, Belize Example #1 - Leafcutter Ants working during the day. Example #2 - Bat falcons only eat a bird's head. Brain and eyes taste good? Maybe Cornell can shed some light on this for me? Thanks. Obervation, possible explanation, more questions
  • Blanca
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    BlancaManzanilla
    Love standing in the middle of the garden or jungle...close my eyes, take a breath, listen, and look at all the little things around - Nature is pretty amazing! Today, I enjoyed the orchids. Spot drawing
  • Blanca
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    BlancaManzanilla
    Photos are quicker to take although if you want a nice high res photo, it takes time. Drawings - details! Nov 19/20 - My first yellow warbler drawing. Yellow Warbler #1 - course
    in reply to: Jump Right in! #748003
  • Blanca
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    BlancaManzanilla
    Hello from rainy Belize. I took "Drawn to Birds: A Sketching Workshop with Liz Clayton Fuller" last week and really enjoyed it. I want to learn more about sketching and drawing. I have a pretty cool backyard - howlers, birds, Mayan temples of Lamanai, jungle, insects, etc - and I do write sightings in my daily journal, but I want to do a better job. I like Holly Faulkner's idea to start with. Nov 19 - Oropendolas calling from Cohune tree during a break in the rain! Thank you!
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