Day 6 & Raccoon Spring

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Day 6 is graphite and watercolors.  Most of my watercolors are student grade: Van Gogh and Grumbacher. I had problems with her mouth and one eye,  but didn’t want to risk making the problem worse by trying to “fix” it.



Yesterday we went to Raccoon Spring.  It’s right behind the North Golf Course,  in Cherokee Village (Arkansas),  if anyone wants to look for it….or not.  IMG_2316.JPG

The water is clear and pristine and flows into Spring River.  The headwaters of Spring River begin at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.



This the little bridge you drive across to get to Raccoon Spring:


This is another rock bridge for run off water (I think).


This the view you see driving out of the spring area:




Still standing……….

We went on a road trip today.  Totally spur of the moment idea.  The leaves are starting to change colors,  so,  we decided to drive over to Mountain View, Arkansas.  We headed down Highway 56 going through Franklin and Violet Hill.  From Brockwell, we went on toward Calico Rock.  At Calico Rock, we turned on Highway 5, going south through the Sugarloaf Mountain range.  We went through Optimus, Arkansas and winding on in toward Mountain View. This craggy old tree caught my attention going to Mountain View so I made a note to self to have my driver(hubby) stop on the way back so I could take a photo of the tree……I call it

“Still Standing.”

This is where we ate lunch:

This is a little flag flying on the town square in Mountain View:

Rock formations on the east side of Calico Rock:

Here are some of my latest sketches: