Saturday, February 24, 2018


One of my granddaughters is studying geology at Cardiff university and when she showed me some photos she had taken of rock samples seen through a microscope I was amazed at the colours and designs.  I persuaded her to email them to me so I could make some drawings and consequently a piece of textile art.
This is the first in a series mounted on a scrap from my grandmother's velvet shawl which must be at least 100 years old.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Sketching at the American natural history museum-The bighorn sheep

Ok it is not precisely a sketch in the wild but it's still a Sketch of a wild subject :)
Gouache on moleskine sketchbook

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Winter Bird Notes

If you have ever noticed small flocks of 10-30 birds scatter as you drive down a midwestern winter country road you are very likely seeing Horned Larks.

Another common winter bird in the Midwest is the Dark-Eyed Junco, we usually get the Slate-Colored subspecies in Illinois, but I recently had an Oregon Junco subspecies at my bird feeder.

About a month ago I spent a couple hours in an oak forest that had recently been burned.  The Red-Headed Woodpeckers were abundant!  I suspect the the fire made acorns much easier to find and that they were taking advantage of the easy picking!

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Marsh - Coastal River RV Park - Beaufort, NC - Lin Frye

Journal - The Marsh - a view from our RV at Coastal River RV Park, Beaufort, NC

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Saturday, January 6, 2018


When I was in England last autumn I took lots of photos when I was out walking with my daughter, the colours were wonderful and the far views fantastic.  Here's my first sketch done in water soluble Triplus pens.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sunset - Coastal River RV Park, Beaufort, NC - Lin Frye

The sunset that greeted us our first night at Coastal River RV Park, Beaufort, NC. (Journal)

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Marsh - Lin Frye

Journal- Sketching the marsh from our trip to the beach last week.

Lin Frye, North Carolina