Ripples the Great

Happy Fourth of July! What a great day of celebrating our country. We went to watch the U.S.S. Constitution fire its cannons. With many boats in the harbor and crowds all around the ringing of horns and cheering after the magnificent display was awe inspiring.

We watched from a clover field and as we left I got stung by a bee! On the bottom of my left wrist, right where I rest it while I draw. So, I am glad I got my Ripples drawings done yesterday.

Just as artists heard the call to come to help Ripples, musicians from the Gulf are hearing it too. Here are more players coming to join the Gulf Band.

Thank you for being our inspiration Kelly and bringing us all together.

These will be posted soon, but Ripple is busy right now with the Great American Illustrator’s pieces. Be sure to check them out, instructions are on the right.

Also, on my site, going to do a give away to celebrate the Semi Finals of the World Cup! Keep watch for more information soon!

More Ripples

I continue to find myself inspired by Ripple, the blog started by Kelly Light with donations from around 600 artists.

Seeing the oil continue to stretch further into all corners of the Gulf is tragic. I feel the blues of Louisiana would be the choice music played by the fish living in the Gulf. Ladies, gentlemen, oysters, and sea turtles, the Gulf Band.

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The situation in the Gulf is heart wrenching. Sometimes I feel powerless, these huge things are happening to our world. The earth, the only place humans can currently survive. It is hard to imagine that even our little ripples will cause change, but the truth is one mass of like minded folk will make a shift. The best thing we can do is live the best we can individually through all our day to day choices. Reuse, recycle, walk-don’t drive, and maintain hope that our earth will heal.

The pieces will be available to purchase for a $10 donation from Ripple in the next couple of days.


For Animal Wednesday I want to celebrate the beautiful birds that live in the Gulf area. These are 5 of the less known birds that are being affected by the oil spill.
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Seaside Sparrow             Black Rail

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Clapper Rail                   Oystercatcher


Common Tern

Also I created this piece. I am not sure it is completely well executed, but the idea broke my heart after I sketched it out. What have we done to our beaches and the ocean? What are we leaving for the future?


I will be handing these off to Kelly Light for Ripple. Be sure to check it out and be a ripple. We can all help, every little bit counts.