Category Archives: Summer Diary

Documents my summer sabbatical painting and drawing outdoors in rural and urban locations–June 5 through August 12, 2012.

Gallery Talk

What a fun time last night during my “gallery talk” at church. I hung a number of art pieces from the summer and gave a PowerPoint presentation from my sabbatical. Thanks, Beth, Linda, Amy, and others for bringing the great … Continue reading

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Drawing

Drawing means to sketch something with lines. It also means to pull out from a source, like drawing water from a deep well.

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Something More

Printmaking can be tedious. There are many steps,  but it is so darned satisfying to lift the paper off of the plate to see the final outcome. The print is a surprise each time. I can pull twenty prints in a row, and experience twenty surprises. This amazes me. … Continue reading

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Tree Fungus

Dryad’s Saddle enters a living tree trunk through a wound in the tree. The fungus is a creamy color with  small brown spots. Large pancake-shaped funnels stack up in beautiful layers. I spotted this one at Duck Creek Park this morning…a small … Continue reading

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Cloudy Sky

Last week, we had many good cloud days. On the prairie, its so easy to notice the sky. One day, facing the front of a simple red barn, I giggled because there were two simple matching puffy clouds on either side … Continue reading

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Prairie Retreat Center

“Prairie Milkweed Afternoon I” by Jacqueline Perry, acrylic on canvas 20″ x 24″ “Prairie Milkweed Morning” by Jacqueline Perry, acrylic on canvas 20″ x 20″ “Prairie Milkweed Afternoon II”  Jacqueline Perry, acrylic on canvas 18″ x 14″ Thank you to Kathleen and Kathy … Continue reading

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Trailhead

McFeely Trailhead (stage 1) by Jacqueline Perry, acrylic on canvas 24″ x 24″ Trailhead a point where a trail begins [dictionary.com]. Last August, another painting buddy and I spent the morning landscape painting near Clyde, Pennsylvania at Buttermilk Falls. The county … Continue reading

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Tree of Life

“Tree of Life” by Jacqueline Perry, block ink on paper, 2012 Have you ever walked by a tree and thought to yourself, “Tree of Life”. Maybe it was the shape or the gesture it seemed to make with its branches. … Continue reading

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By Design

“Linden Tree Seeds and Wind”, by Jacqueline Perry, linocut print, 2012 From A Field Guide to Nature as Spiritual Practice, Steven Chase invites the reader to find a small object in nature and take it home as a form of … Continue reading

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Anna Feeding a Doe

My grandmother, Anna London, made many paintings in her life. She liked to paint local landscapes or copy scenes from cards or calendars. If she sold a painting at the county fair for more than $75,  she would call it her “bread … Continue reading

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