Dorota Haber-Lehigh — Week 1
What a gift it is to be at Bloedel Reserve for an artist residency! Since I have arrived I have been enjoying the trails and the creative solitude. The quiet woods, the meandering pathways and the cheerful singing of the birds is such a joy to experience. On my first day, I discovered the Strolls for Well-Being book, which has inspired me to do some focused strolling and journaling.
I have several projects I am working on while at Bloedel. One of the projects I am working on is creating pen and ink illustrations for Seaside Natural History Park, in Seaside, Oregon. It is a new park being developed by the city of Seaside, where I live. Originally a mill pond, an area bordering a North Coast Land Conservancy parcel is being transformed into a small nature reserve. The area is popular with birds, river otters, and other wildlife and is being replanted with native plants.