Monday, January 07, 2008

leafy sea dragon and pot-bellied sea horse

Here's my other sketch from yesterday's visit to the Birch Aquarium in LaJolla. The leafy sea dragon is the absolute coolest, most fascinating animal I've ever seen!! I drew both of these while they swam around the water at the aqaurium, so I really had to watch them carefully. I tell ya, that sea dragon is unbelievable! I can't wait to go back and show my husb. Have any of you ever seen one?

Other news, I was accepted and will be teaching this year at Art Unraveled in August in Phoenix, Arizona. The schedule isn't up yet on the website, but will be soon. I'll be teaching an all day class called "TWO art quilts TWO" on August 4 and an evening session, August 5, called "Sketching and Watercolor in your Illustrated Journal."

Since I'm in the newsy mode, here are two movies I recommend. The Namesake is one everyone will love and The Diving Bell & the Butterfly will take your breath away by showing you the epitome of one man's perseverance and inner strength.

Lastly, my paper and organza quilt entitled "Ralph's Letters" will be on display at The Front Porch Gallery, 2903 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA January 19-March 16, with a reception on Sat. January 19, noon-3.


  1. I have seen these sea dragons and I agree with you that they are the best. We saw them Chatanooga, TN and watched them for a very long time because they were so fascinating. You did a nice job on your sketch to capture the character of them.

  2. Congrats on teaching at Art Unraveled!

    The aquarium in Albuquerque used to have a leafy sea dragon, and I loved to watch it swim. It really is "leafy." They also have a large tank of moon jellyfish -- another critter that makes you wonder how you can possibly be living on the same planet as they are.

  3. Great idea for this time of year, to sketch in the aquarium.

    I went to Art Unraveled a couple of years ago and had a blast. Congratulations!

  4. Wow, your sea dragon looks fab ... I've seen some of those in the London aquarium. You almost can't believe they're real!

    Well done with all the teaching and shows etc!


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