Located on the west end of Malibu, El Matador is one of three beaches located in the Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach, an area of cove or cliff-foot strands, also known as "pocket beaches" because of their isolated accessibility.
Moleskin Sketchbook, 5" x 8 1/4 at Cheap Joe's
To see more images of beautiful El Matador Beach visit my Long-billed Curlew post at Vickie Henderson Art.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
This is the time of year when sparrows move south and settle into wintering territories, Tennessee among them. The Savannah Sparrow is one of those beautiful birds, often blending right into the pale dried grasses in its habitat and appearing "brown" at first glance.
Knoxville's Wild Birds Unlimited website. Visit the article to see the beautiful wing colors in the overall grayish Swamp Sparrow and the exquisite maroon-like reds in the Fox Sparrow.
All of these birds were new to me last fall. All of them are now imprinted in my mind through close-up views, photography and sketching. Sweet, sweet sparrows!
Wild Birds Unlimited--Arrival of Wintering Birds
TN Conservationist--Tracking the Birds of Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge and Bird Banding sketching
More on my experiences with bird banding, truly a matter of the heart
Saturday, November 13, 2010
The November/December issue of Tennessee Conservationist magazine features my article on bird banding, and I must say, it is a thrill to have my research, writing, photographs and art all featured in one place in one publication! And the bonus of this project--the subject is birds and conservation, a subject dear to my heart.
To take a peek at the published article visit Tracking the Birds of Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge at Vickie Henderson Art. And to find out more about this award-winning magazine and how to obtain a copy, visit the Tennessee Conservationist.