[Please note: this page sooooooooooo needs to be updated!]
Check out these links to excellent websites (which although categorized, are then in no particular order):
- Ed Bustya’s Nature Images – photographer and web dude extraordinaire
- Kate McKinnon, jeweler and zealot. No, really, a zealot, of the best kind.
- Ray Troll, illustrator and fish enthusiast
- El Rey, painter and neighbor
- Hannah Breetz, green knitter and walker; also check out her weblog
- Lori Kovash, jeweler and gardener
- Cindy Brower/Urban Mystic Studio, painter and gardener
- Erling Wold, composer and libertine
- Susan Bostwick, clay artist and earth-observer
- Alex Wild, photographer and ant maven; his blog is MYRMECOS.
- Peggy Macnamara, watercolorist and museum inhabitant; my friend Leslie turned me on to her work
- Kiersten Kern/Red Opal Designs, jeweler and jeweler for your best friend
- The Zymoglyphic Museum
- Sherrie York, nature artist of the Rockies. Be especially sure to take a look at her small lino cut prints.
- Roz Wound Up – An excellent and generous blog about drawing, especially birds. Very inspirational, and lots of useful info about various media and techniques.
- Pencil and Leaf, another drawing-related blog: beautiful drawings, intelligent, sensitive text.
- Two-fisted Bird Watcher. I’m still making my mind up about this one; check it out and see what you think. Wish I know more about the person behind it.
Nature and Birds
- KillerPlants.com, botany, yes, but oh, so much more!
- Firefly Forest
- Bat Conservation International
- World Bird Sanctuary
- Bird Chick
- Desert harvesters
- ASU’s Ask a biologist — birds of the Southwest
- Reptiles and Amphibians of Arizona
- Myrmecos.net, you didn’t know you were interested in ants, did you?
- SpaceWeather tells you what’s going on overhead
Excellent places to be (actual not virtual!)
- Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix AZ, well it’s just so close to the house!
- Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior AZ, within easy striking distance of the Hot Blue Bowl (Phoenix)
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson AZ, also a good natural history resource on the web
- Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ, a precious fund of inspiration
- Urban Dictionary a wiktionary of slang and street terms, mostly current and post-current. For you if you STILL don’t know what “talk to the hand” means. Trust it if you dare!