|wolf pen,ink,wash illustration by sandra santa lucia/6/30/11|
Wolves howl to assemble the pack (usually before and after hunts), to pass on an alarm (particularly at a den site), to locate each other during a storm or unfamiliar territory and to communicate across great distances. Could these wolves be howling at the antics of a midsummer night?
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
|new banff tourism bureau pen and ink cartoon by sandra santa luica/11/3/11|
This week's, June 17 - 23's, IF topic is "launch" suggested by Susan Sorrell Hill. "You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment." ~ Henry David Thoreau
Thursday, June 16, 2011
|cougar, cubs and chipmunk pen and ink illustration by sandra santa lucia/6/11|
|cougar pencil sketch by sandra santa lucia|
This week's topic is "Swept" suggested by ssnchan (http://www.ohmytangerine.com/home.html)."You can't sweep other people off their feet, if you can't be swept off your own." ~ Clarence Day elephant sweepint http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucytakakura/5071222716/in/photostream/
Thursday, June 9, 2011
|pen and ink illustration of a lynx by sandra santa lucia/5/9/11|
Casting a shadow on the tree branch the Lynx spotted a hare below.
Lynx live in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks, but not just anywhere in those parks. They establish home ranges in high evergreen forests occupied by snowshoe hare. Further north, in the boreal forest, hare populations rise and fall dramatically every 10 years, shadowed closely by lynx populations.
|Lynx pencil sketch by Sandra Santa Lucia/4/84|
"I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene." ~ Grandma Moses
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
|'asleep' ink cartoon illustrated by sandra santa lucia and published in The Banff Crag & Canyon June 23/93|
I drew the illustrative cartoon above for the local newspaper — The Banff Crag & Canyon. Below a clip from The Crag explains what happened or didn't happen to that particular Time Capsule.
This week's topic is "Asleep" suggested by Little Pixy Boots http://littlepixyboots.blogspot.com/.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. ~Irish Proverb