Wednesday, April 13, 2011

At the zoo



The Living Desert is Palm Desert's zoo and botanical gardens attraction. Sunny and warm, in the high 80s, the sketching was still fun.


7 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

Did you see the Egyptian Sand Cats?

These are very, very good sketches. You have a knack at animals that I envy.

Cindy Michaud said...

makes me want to go to the zoo with sketchpad in hand....

SamArtDog said...

Oh! You went to the zoo! Where they have a Waldrapp ibis--what a handle for what a bird--and cool cougars and baseball-playing wolves and Puff The Magic Giraffe.

Just talked to a friend who got back from Dubai yesterday, where the world's tallest building spirals into the sky, and where they've built an indoor snow-capped mountain for skiing.

The desert is a very strange place.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Hi Casey! I did not see the Sand Cats. But they have a new jaguar that was amazing! And, many of the cacti were in bloom. A great place, if hot. Thanks for the compliment on the sketches!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Cindy: the downside of going to the zoo with a sketchpad is that whenever you sketch, all of the people stop looking at the animals and start looking at you. I resisted the urge to grunt like gorilla!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Sam!! The desert is definitely a strange place. I can vouch for that ESPECIALLY after I went to a women's luncheon where many wore Easter bonnets. I loved the one with the flashing lights and stuffed rabbits hot-glued to the brim. Worn by a woman named "Sugar." Strange place, to be sure.

G. Lindwood said...

I LOVE your ibis! It is perfect.