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Elizabeth Smith
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Art journaler, artist, nature lover, teacher
Art journaler, artist, nature lover, teacher

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It's all about process
Still a work in progress... A week or so ago, I
sketched with a group at the Naples Preserve .   My sketchbook page was
not quite complete so I postponed scanning it because I was concerned about the
finished product.   After all, I am
teaching a class and ...
It's all about process
It's all about process
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Watercolor class starting October 2!
  My portable watercolor set-up. Need a little post-Hurricane-Irma art therapy?  We are all recovering, cleaning, pruning, and hauling debris after Hurricane Irma passed over us some time ago.  Some of us more than others, but ALL of us have affected in som...
Watercolor class starting October 2!
Watercolor class starting October 2!
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Local color ~ connecting to place
Trying out a new resource and exercise!  I was recently gifted with a book by one of my watercolor student
titled   Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor , by Mimi Robinson .   What a fabulous resource this is turning out
to be!   I have been entranc...
Local color ~ connecting to place
Local color ~ connecting to place
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Everglades Found
Everglades Found, an exhibit at the Museum of the Everglades  Enjoying time with friends, sharing ideas and inspiration! A wonderful reception given by the Friends of the Museum -- thank you everyone! Come view my multimedia exhibit in the Pauline Reeves Ga...
Everglades Found
Everglades Found
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Recent adventure!
Sketching in the Food Forest
Sketching in the Food Forest
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Sketching in the Food Forest
My nature journal entry after my visit. The class Tuesday I had the opportunity to be with a group of Professor Mary Voytek’s Environmental Art students as we scattered throughout the Food Forest at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. Sketching pl...
Sketching in the Food Forest
Sketching in the Food Forest
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Along the Borrow Pits
Click on image to view larger. Our Fakahatchee annual outing led to the creation of this
plein air watercolor in my journal/sketchbook – a view of one of the roads
along the Borrow Pits with Fakahatchee Preserve State Park just south of
Alligator Alley near...
Along the Borrow Pits
Along the Borrow Pits
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Limitations
“The enemy of art is the
absence of limitations.” ~ Orson Welles Forced to retreat I have had an eye infection for the last few weeks that has
been healing quite slowly, sometimes seeming stubborn and sullen and
uncooperative.   O, the lessons I am
learning...
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A Floridian in Montana ~ I am found and lost again
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the
same time."     ~  Thomas Merton Upper Terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park I recently traveled to
Montana through the generosity of a new friend, and had the opportunity to
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A fondness for ferns
  Only spread a
fern-frond over a man's head and worldly cares are cast out, and freedom and
beauty and peace come in.  ~ John Muir With
this quote comes a vision of resting in a grotto on mossy rocks, arching ferns
casting a delicate tracery of shadows bel...
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