Asters mark the very end of the wild flower season in Wisconsin… And the deep purple ones are a treasure. I ended up pressing the flowers that I sketched and added them to my sketch book page. Thank you to the commercial establishments that plant prairie flowers in their landscaping. These were in Appleton.
There are plenty of buildings in all towns that have seen better days. This is one, though by sketching it, you can easily imagine it during busier times.
Chet’s Blueberries, Custer, WI
I took a break from picking and took a moment to sketch in the morning sun. The blueberries are excellent, by the way.
With antique tractors coming and going, it was a challenge to get some quick sketches done during the June tractor pull. If you are in the Appleton/ Green Bay area, you might enjoy this Father’s Day free open house at the Symco, Wisconsin, Union Thresherman’s Club grounds. Plenty of old original buildings and equipment for sketching. See http://www.symcoutc.com/ for the Shakedown or Thresheree dates later this summer.
Easter Saturday was beautiful and sunny and warm enough to stand (in the shade) to sketch. Joyous Easter, everyone.
What a great spot for a winter sketch: a riverside table with quite a view! Scones and coffee available… Space for friends to join in… and all the time you need.
The third weekend in January is a Golden Eagle count for the folks at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN. We have a few goldens in east central Wisconsin, but I saw none on the official day. However it’s a great time to sketch… hours of just looking and soaking in the simple beauty. Occasional sun kept it plenty warm enough to sketch without gloves.