It's almost time to go to the zoo again to sketch some animals in real life. I found these ( photos recently of my daughter and I. We have spent plenty of time getting up close and personal with animals, even though sometimes she didn't know it!

Speaking of zoos, the Santa Barbara Zoo is having it's annual Zoofari Ball Fundraiser. John Baran Animal Art, along with Color Services of Santa Barbara and Caruso Woods Frame Shop have donated a 24" x 36" framed giclee print of Audrey and Dane, the two newest Masai giraffes, born last year.