Still Waiting

With each sign of Spring there seems to be a not so subtle reminder that the seasons, at least in New York, clash a little before one takes the baton from the other. As I watch the daffodils pop up in front of houses up and down the avenue—mildly obsessed with  their strength and form—I […]

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Spring Fever

Spring followed me home. In the middle of the yard, while taking a morning walk, I spotted a pair of small purple flowers. As I asked a little closer and bent over to inspect I saw that they were in fact two little crocus. I planted crocus years ago on the opposite side of the […]

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The First Sighting

Passing by a little dirt bed along a brick wall I saw the first signs of Spring yesterday. Typically I keep my love for Winter to myself. More than once over the past few months—as the ground was endlessly covered in a blanket of snow—I reminisced with a friend about how this was what it […]

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Post-it Peonies

The anticipation is strong for peony blossoms. We almost need Post-its to remind us not to blink, lest we miss it. And then, they don’t stick around for too long. If you slow time a bit and pay close attention, you’ll see a spectacular show. Pen on post-its ~Despina

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From the Archives

  Each weekend Studio 1482 will be featuring posts from the One Drawing A Day archives. Today’s post is by Greg Betza, from back in 2016. It’s titled “Iris.” #ODADarchive This painting was made last spring/summer and with the weather so nice on the east coast I thought I’d post it. Get outside and enjoy it. […]

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Rose of Sharon

I had to trim a bush this morning, filled with Rose of Sharon flowers. They’re quite beautiful but as with all things when you see so many you tend to lose appreciation of just how special they are….SO I decided to spend some time drawing one to reacquaint myself. It was a nice way to spend […]

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Geranium elephant

  In my yard there are two planters in the shape of elephants. By the shape of their ears I can tell one is African and the other is Indian. The African elephant takes care of my geranium plant. I like to fill my home and yard with things that remind me of people that […]

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