A year sketching the prairie…

Karen's Nature Art

Early Spring on the Prairie
© 2020 Karen A Johnson

It’s been a while since I’ve posted and while I’m behind in posting my prairie sketches, the prairie has continued to grow, bloom and cycle through its seasons whether I’m able to keep up… or not.  Today happens to be the one year anniversary of when I started my Etchrlab prairie sketchbook-July 23, 2019.  For some fun stats-over the past year-

I have visited 11 prairies and 2 yards with prairie plants, a total of 77 times.  61 of those times I pleinair sketched-almost 80%!  I managed to pleinair sketch at least twice every month of the year, which in the Chicago area can get pretty cold (and hot!).

When many of the preserves were shut down due to the Corona virus, my neighbor was gracious enough to share her prairie yard with me so I could capture spring after…

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