Brenda Claire Creative Life

connecting with nature and the world through sketching


Hike & Sketch Trips and Outings

Sketching Around the World

sample greeting card

Original Watercolor Cards & Small Paintings

Why I Love to Sketch:

There has never been a better time to start a sketching habit.

  • Connect with Nature & the World
  • Focus & Observe
  • Sustainable
  • Fun

Traveling Thoughts


  • Sketching Through the San Rafael Swell
    There can’t be a better place to witness the Halloween full moon than Goblin Valley State Park in Utah.  We headed west in our red-rock colored 1991 Vanagon, Ruby for a five night “camping” trip. Located in the San Rafael […]
  • Finding a Piece of my Heart in Peru
    I had a plane ticket leaving for Peru today, returning to the land and people that hold such a big piece of my heart.  Instead, I perused sketchbooks from my travels there. Sketching helps me to notice details, and along […]
  • Creativity, Community and Conservation
    Cubans demonstrated that there is another way to live that isn’t just about having more material things, but about creativity, community, and conservation.