Tuesday, May 21, 2013

North Carolina


It's only been a week, but I've fallen in love with North Carolina.  Spring is definitely here, and everywhere I look there's the color green.  The "backyard" of my sister's place feels more like a park on the edge of a forest than the grounds of an apartment complex.  It's thrilling to be woken up by the loud honks of Canadian geese in the morning.  And walking outside to watch these birds is so much fun.


There are two lakes on opposite sides of the land, connected by rocky streams that trickle water into shallow pools like the one below.


One of the goose families has four goslings.  They're so cute!  Their fluff is starting to turn brown as they grow older, but their heads are still that characteristic chartreuse.

I've always heard stories about my days of looking at Canadian geese as a baby in a stroller.  I was born in Pennsylvania, so there were lots of them in the park where my mom would go walking with me.  I think that might explain my love for them now.




Walking form lake to lake is great, there's trees all along the path that goes right beside the lake.  There were lots of chipmunks and squirrels scampering about, but they're so fast I couldn't get a good picture! 



The water is a deep aquamarine.  Overhead the trees rustle with a light wind now and then, and turtles swim about in the depths of the lake.



I'm sad that I'll be leaving tomorrow.  It's been a great week; gotta say goodbye to all my goose friends today.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Journey



Exciting news!  As of tomorrow I'll be flying out to visit my sister in North Carolina.  I haven't been to the East Coast since I was a baby, so it will be exciting to wander around for a week and see some new places.  The following week I'll be coming back to California via cross country road trip with my family, which should be an adventure (hopefully not of Griswold proportions).

I won't be bringing my paints with me, but I am planning to do a lot of sketching in the next two weeks.  I'm also hoping to share some pictures from the trip while I'm away, so stay tuned!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Fox and Magpie Box





Finished another box!  This one features two friends, Fox and Magpie, taking a casual stroll through a field.  It's always fun to imagine what kinds of creatures might be unlikely friends in a story.

Now up in my shop.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Rabbit Keeper Sketch

Fairy Rabbit Keeper Sketch by Veronica Kosowski.

I like to bring my sketchbooks to Art Mart to pass the time during the slow bits.  Last weekend I drew this elfen boy with his three rabbits.  I'm thinking of painting a fairy market piece, and thought of him as the Rabbit Keeper who trades his rabbits for other things at the market.

I finally have Instagram, which I'll be using for posting even more sketches, works in progress and cool things I see on my wanderings.  This sketch was on there and on Twitter as of yesterday.  If you're at either of these places I'd love to hear from you!

For Twitter I'm @vhkosowski and on Instagram I'm veronicakosowski

Hope to see you there!