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Memory

© Jacqueline Perry, “Black Bear”, spray paint on paper Each summer, our family would return to the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  We might spot a  black bear sometime during our stay. One might ramble across my grandmother’s field or be spotted in a … Continue reading

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Migration

Pelicans Return 05.03.13 by Jacqueline Perry, gouache and marker on paper A flock of twenty Pelicans flew high over downtown Davenport. In LeClaire, dozens of the birds appeared as large white dots floating on the river. With a wingspan of 95 to 120 inches,  you can’t miss … Continue reading

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River Rat

Returning from Iowa City today, I crossed a swollen Cedar River. The boundaries between field and stream had long disappeared. Once home, I went to take flood pictures of ‘The Rock’.  Between the Ben Franklin Store and the river I met a mom … Continue reading

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Running Deer

I didn’t intend to take the winter off, but I’m happy to be back blogging on nature and faith, and how art seems to bridge these for me. The Pastors on Parade event scheduled for January was cancelled due to … Continue reading

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Snow Trees

Snow Trees, linoprint by Jacqueline Perry, 4″ x 6″ After several days in a deep freeze, I’m amazed how all the green drains from the landscape. I’m amazed when it returns in the spring.

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Instead

Sketchbook drawing of the creek at Pilgrim Park, by Jacqueline Perry, 2012 At sunrise, I hiked the steep hill to a favorite spot in Pilgrim Park (near Princeton, Illinois). In the past, I would always find deer there; but, no deer this time. … Continue reading

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Group Gesture

For a short time today, I drew by the river. On the riverbank, about one hundred Canada Geese forged for food in the grass. The geese made poor models, moving every few seconds. It was cold, too. Each time a small … Continue reading

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Harbor

Harbor – Any place of shelter or refuge. Tomorrow our family will celebrate the life of one family member while another will have heart surgery.

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Awesome Melody

(Above) Horse studies from the sketchbook of Jacqueline Perry, 2012 One afternoon in June, my friend and I went to the stables at Glendorn to sketch horses. The horses moved every few seconds to keep the bugs off; at least … Continue reading

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A Tiny Drop

Dry Creek Bed, Blackhawk State Park 9/30/12,  Jacqueline Perry A tiny drop of fear can water the imagination. When I moved to the Quad Cities six years ago, someone with the best of intentions warned me not to go walking alone … Continue reading

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