I’m taking a break from my Costa Rica Sketchbooks to share my present project: seasonal descriptions of my learning curve with up to fifty species of mushroom. I’m writing these chapters to enhance a new edition of Great Lakes Nature, scheduled for publication in September, 2018, by Indiana University Press. I’m sharing only this entry, to give persons interested in my artist/writer life a taste of what I’ll be doing for the rest of this year.

And what will become of Costa Rica? I think I’ll save the second half for an ebook! I’ve never done an ebook before, and it may be just the instruction I need. I’ll keep you posted.

I’m really enjoying these mushroom pages, especially the art! Enjoy!


Did I mention that my sketchbooks measure 6×10 inches? I’ve had an inquiry about this, to help establish the size of some of the fruits and critters I’ve presented. As always, click on an image to enlarge it.

Costa Rica Day 7

As the pages seem to be loading up well, I’ve decided to give you entire days, even if I got ambitious and wrote many pages. This entry ends Book 1 and my first week at the For Julia and David White Artists Colony.