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Rebecca Stockdill, Rhode Island Mussel, gouache on paper, 2016

Paint Lab – Week 7 – Up Close

This week’s lab was all about zooming in and getting big.  We were encouraged to take a very small object and paint …

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Owl and Girl Meditating

Paint Lab – Week 3 – Dreams

Kim and I have made it to week 3! This week’s project was inspired by the artwork of Keren Kroul.  Our assignment …

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Daffodil Days

Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion

As I write this post, it is chilly and pouring rain outside — a typical spring day in New England.  I have …

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Getting Dirty

Time For A Dust Bath!

Before my four feathered friend moved into our backyard, I knew very little about chickens and their quirky habits.  Honestly, I had …

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Polly the Chicken

Did I Mention We Have Chickens?

In addition to the cats, hamsters, crabs and fish, we now have 4 pet chickens living in our backyard.  Yes, you read …

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Around The World in 52 Weeks – Guatemala and Honduras

Since we seemed to get REALLY behind schedule with our ’round the world project we decided to cover Guatemala and Honduras together, …

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Wild Turkey Hen Struts Across Our Lawn

Wild Turkeys In Suburban Rhode Island

When I moved to suburban Rhode Island from Brooklyn two years ago, I didn’t expect to see the wide array of wild …

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Felted Recycled Bag with Bird on a Branch

For A Good Cause – Saving the Baby Chickadees

In spite of our cats, our yard is filled with birds all year round.  At our feeder, we’ve seen woodpeckers, cardinals, doves, …

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