Female Cardinal, 4″×4″, pastel on Canson paper. I grew up in Michigan so I have a very big soft spot in my heart for cardinals. These little pieces are my morning’s ‘mediation’. I truly get lost in the work. Though I do recommend, for you artists out there, to include listening to Leslie Saeta’s pod casts http://www.blogtalkradio.com/artistshelpinartists while ‘meditating’. I really enjoy her programming and learn so much!