Happy (Bug) Hunting

I had a fun couple of weeks. The highlight was a trip to Colockum as a deputy/resident artist for the University of Washington’s entomology field trip. I spent a weekend traipsing around the beautiful eastern Washington terrain with the talented photographer, Will Peterman, in tow.

The neatest things we found were:

Bug lovers will enjoy his complete album here.

During the evenings of the expedition, I painted a blue orchid bee. I’m donating this little guy to help raise money for a UW entomology class that didn’t get sufficient funding. Once I know the details, I’ll post them here.

This is my latest mini is from Dark Sword – the newest member of Thief of Hearts series. She’s a cleric, so I gave her a fancy base with some “smite undead” action.