Ducks!

My neighbor feeds the local duck population so I benefit by always having these feisty creatures nearby. My daughter loves them and I’ve just begun to start exploring them visually. Here’s a study from last week… Greg Betza ©2021

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stopping

…to smell the roses. I think I must’ve been inspired by Dominick‘s post and took the time to stop for an hour. I took a walk and found some rose bushes in bloom, and right beside them a park bench to sit down, how perfect. I haven’t had much time to “leisurely” draw lately so […]

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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 Last Day

The world will mark dates later this week that hold more weight for the past year, but today is the day I remember. The day I could not spend with the one I love and would rather be with. Who knew what was to come. A year later she sits by my side—my office mate, […]

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The end

masked people drawing

The end of 2020; so many have been anticipating this symbolic transition into better times. Me too. I made this drawing at Universal Studios last month. Creating it reminded me of all the many, many people I’ve drawn in real life over the years and how different it was this time. The masks, the uncertainty, […]

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A Day Late

Seeing as how I realized half way through the morning that it wasn’t Tuesday but was in fact Wednesday and then a few hours alter realizing that meant I didn’t post, I thought it was a sign to post something in honor of Veterans Day. Thank you to all who have served and all those […]

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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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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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