Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Earnest Ward – Drawn to Life


Last week I had the absolute delight to speak with Earnest Ward, an artist, writer, calligrapher, educator and adventurer. He is headed off to Crater Lake National Park this May to serve as Artist-in-Residence. Earnest will be taking some of our notebooks with him for notes and sketches. EWcanoe

Talking with him made me homesick for Alaska, and the wide awesome expanses of the western part of the US. I hope Earnest and his family have a great time at Crater Lake. We had a wonderful family trip there many years ago, hiking around and getting out on the lake. I remember the island in the middle of the lake was called “Shaman’s Hat.”

During his residency he will be “observing and reflecting upon the natural and cultural history of the Park’s unique ecosystem” through my onsite journaling, and sharing experiences with his readers through regularly posted blog articles.

I plan to follow along in his footsteps and hope that some Rhodia Drive readers will join in his explorations and adventures.

Earnest’s blog is and his website is

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