Blog posts

October 01, 2023
The Summer of Maps: the process + adventures behind my newest illustrated ecology map

  Hi everyone!    Back in the winter, I got an exciting email from Allegheny National Forest asking if I'd be interested in working with them to create one of my...

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My decision to stay small: a surprising insight from field guide artist Roger Tory Peterson 🌱

  This month has been a true whirlwind. We moved into our creaky, quirky 120-year-old home in Elkins, West Virginia, I traveled to Allegheny National Forest for a week to...

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A Time for Growth: Transitions in my life & studio this spring 🦋

Well, after a slow winter of hibernation, house-hunting, and working intensely on my book, everything is suddenly springing into action.

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Starting my first perpetual nature journal

Today I want to share about a new practice that I'm bringing into my life. It's called “perpetual nature journaling” and it's a structured way to visually document our discoveries outdoors...

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A Midwinter Bird Walk

Warm greetings from my little corner of West Virginia! Have you gotten any snow yet? We've had only a few days of snow this winter, but I'm savoring every little...

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Affordable Watercolor Supplies for Beginners

One of the many wonderful things about watercolor is that you can make beautiful work with inexpensive materials. In fact, I used these basic materials exclusively for the first couple...

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New Craft Beer & Art Print Series to Highlight Watershed Ecology of Western PA

As an artist and nature-lover, I am always keeping an eye out for ways to bring nature education into unexpected places. That’s why I’m super excited to announce a new...

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Endangered Species Collaboration & Original Art Auction

THE COLLABORATION To do our part to protect endangered species on Endangered Species Day (which is Friday, May 15th), I’ve teamed up with fellow WV-based nature illustrator Logan Schmitt on...

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Free Forest Floor Coloring Sheet!

Hope you’re all doing okay out there! To help you stay creative, here’s a free downloadable coloring sheet of a snail, fern, morel (scientific name: morchella esculenta), and blossoming mayapple...

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