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Plein Air: Animated Field Books Class

Animated Field Books_Heavner As an illustrator, I have kept over 50 sketchbooks–and now my approach has been influenced by my experiences with landscape and film. This class builds upon my thesis and suggests methodologies for collecting data and seeing and experiencing landscape. Animated Field Books is designed for many levels: the visual artist, the landscape […]

Person-Centered Care

This is an illustration I finished today for an article on “person centered care.” Therapists and physicians can design care plans that give patients control and choice in their care.

personal petroglyphs

Petroglyphs are pictograms drawn by ancient cultures on the surface of rocks by incising, picking, carving, and abrading. Drawing is about mark making. Right now, I am looking at a rock that is on my shelf. It has particular marks incised on it. They were most likely created by natural causes-rubbing against another rock. Images, […]

fitness in design

In design, it is important to identify what determines fitness. In other words, how well does a project fit to the designer? Designers can be natural problem solvers within a particular project but how good are we at attracting the right mix of projects that reinforces our vision as the designer that we want to […]

Foxtail Lilies

Thinking about the poetic transitional beauty of Foxtail Lilies. I had the opportunity to work around some of these at the Denver Botanic Gardens. I love the architectural beauty of their structure as they wave in the wind. In my mind, Sedum Rupestre “Angelina” is a perfect ground cover for underneath. In the fall, the […]

Van Buren Point

Good friends recently reminded me of a trip that we took together to Van Buren Point-located in Lake Erie, New York. It is a place defined by the little summer bungalow cottages built in the 1920’s along the shore of a small bay created by an outcropping of rocks. I filled a sketchbook of paintings, […]

japanese fences

I need to invent a waterproof sketchbook. Recently while soaking in a Japanese hot tub, I contemplated the surrounding fence. It was a collage of at least ten japanese fence constructions. I felt the need to sketch and draw in the water. I noticed the proportions and how joints fit together in this fence. It […]