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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A Nature Walk

I went on a nature walk today. Everything slowed down for just a little while. We put too much stress on big accomplishments—whatever that means anymore—and not enough on smaller moments. How would we get through our day without them. Without someone by our side to share them with. A neighbor, a friend, a pet, […]

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Holding Strong

Part of staying close to home has been the realization that so much happens when you aren’t really paying attention. The number of bird calls I have discovered echoing through my neighborhood grows by the day. I also have noticed, just like watching a pot boil, that one should NOT watch grass grow. Nothing happens […]

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Under A Tree

It’s funny the number of times in a given week you can jokingly say, “let me check my calendar” knowing there is barely anything on said calendar and yet somehow the weeks fly by in our current state of life with little room for relaxation. Every move requires plan. So before the next storm takes […]

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Hummingbirds

hummingbird studies

They are hard to draw because they are so fast but I have the joy and privilege of having a free day to laze around on the porch in Colorado Springs and watch so many of these beautiful creatures come to get a drink of sugar water. All day. They make a strange high pitched […]

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Ideas on paper

That’s how I start my assignments. I put down my thoughts and ideas on paper. No matter how rough, disconnected or strange, I get them down…and  almost always the pieces start to come together. Here is an early thumbnail sketch for a recent job I completed. See how it turned out here: http://www.gregbetza.com/carbon-credits-for-propublica/ Greg Betza […]

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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 Dominick Santise, from back in 2016. It’s titled “Into the Unknown.” #ODADarchive When I was a young boy I could often be found wandering the forest beyond the edges of our little hill top neighborhood. Sometimes alone, […]

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