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Spring Green Art
June 29-30, 2013

Krasl Art Fair
July 13-14, 2013

Kohler Arts Festival
July 20-21, 2013


Kim's drawings!!

Seeing Birds Through
an Artist's Eyes

As an artist, Kim asks many questions about birds that she wouldn't have thought of asking if she wasn't attempting to depict them.

Kim presented some of those questions as a multiple-choice quiz.

Sandhill Crane's Red Head Patch

Primal Cry

What does the Sandhill Crane's red patch
look like at the back of its head?

Dancing Feet

Dancing Cranes

Are the Sandhill Crane's feet
the same as a Great Blue Heron's?

Great Blue Heron's Food

Heron Hieroglyphs

What does a Great Blue Heron eat? Or NOT eat?


Colorful Birds!

What color is the Pileated Woodpecker's coverts
(shoulder feathers) on the underside of it's wing?
The color of a Blue Jay's? A Common Loon's?

The quiz also included a list of facts and myths. Sometimes the facts are as incredible as the myths.

DOWNLOAD the quiz if you'd like to take a stab at it yourself. You can email Kim for the answers.

At the end of the day, Kim and Rob took a stroll behind Aldo Leopold's shack to enjoy the beautiful Wisconsin River.

As the light diminished, the raucous calls of the gathering Sandhill Cranes filled the air.

Field and Tree at Leopold Center

Headed to the River

The Wisconsin River

The Wisconsin River

The Beautiful Wisconsin River

Photos by Kim Russell

Special Report

Leopold Art Day 2011

Kim took part in the Art Day at the Leopold Center again this year.
It was another fun and inspiring day.

Aldo Leopold Center

Fledgeling artists again took up the challenge to draw a bird.


Eva created a "Rainbow Bird". Wouldn't you love to see this guy at your backyard bird feeder?

Eva's Bird

Eva's Rainbow Bird


Three year-old Paige drew a Blue (and orange, and red, and purple, and green) Jay.

Paige's BlueJay

Paige's Blue Jay


Morgan wouldn't stop drawing until she completed a whole flock of colorful birds.

Morgan's Flock

Morgan's Flock


Anya drew a crested "Kook-koo" bird. Check out the nice details in the wings and tail.


Anya's Kook-Koo Bird

DOWNLOAD instructions for drawing a bird in Six Easy Steps, if you (or your fledgeling artist) want to give it a try.