Unplug and replug into nature.

Nature has a frequency that replenishes, not a high-pitched digital hum, but one that coordinates with our own, is part of our own. Ralph Waldo Emerson called it the “oversoul,” something that connects us all. It feeds your wellbeing. Centred Outdoors is encouraging us to tune into this with guided walks at various beautiful outdoorContinue reading “Unplug and replug into nature.”

Drawing to Inspire Bonsai Styling

I taught drawing to inspire styling your bonsai trees¬†workshop to the Susquehanna Bonsai Club and to my club in Centre County, the Happy Valley Bonsai Club, over the last few months. The images above show the progression of the drawing of the front and then the back of a ficus tree planted over rock. WeContinue reading “Drawing to Inspire Bonsai Styling”

Great Horned Owl @ Shaver’s Creek by Ann Taylor-Schmidt

I donated this lovely little color pencil, graphite, acrylic medium and gouache piece of mixed media to the Art Alliance of Central PA for a September fundraiser. This subtle 5″ x 7″ on archival cream paper was adhered with wrapped edges to a 3/4″ block of sanded birch plywood with hardware for hanging. I hopeContinue reading “Great Horned Owl @ Shaver’s Creek by Ann Taylor-Schmidt”