Inktober 6/31 – Chicken Glam Shot

Chickens intimidate the heck out of me to sketch! So many textures, lines, and quirky dinosaur-like features… and they move quick. Sitting in the sunshine on an upside down feed bucket, I sketched the girls.  They circled around a bit, gazing at me curiously and sideways, like chickens do. They are a good subject, andContinue reading “Inktober 6/31 – Chicken Glam Shot”

Of storytelling and sketching….

Are you a storyteller?  I bet each of us would respond modestly, but we all have a lifetime of stories and memories made inside each one of us. In my last post, I introduced my great-grandma Ma Doll Johnson, who came out to the Wallowa Valley in Eastern Oregon with her family to homestead and createContinue reading “Of storytelling and sketching….”

Week 20: Great Grandma Ma Doll Johnson

“The best protection any woman can have is courage.” — Elizabeth Cady Stanton ( 1815-1902 . Leading figure in the women’s rights movement and social activist). Who:  Ma Doll Johnson What: My great great grandmother on my father’s side. Where: Her family homesteaded in the late 1800’s in the Wallowa Valley in Northeastern Oregon. Why:  I have always been proudContinue reading “Week 20: Great Grandma Ma Doll Johnson”