Redrockwriting's Blog

March 11, 2010

Here in Sedona, we can see the ravens swoop and soar through the sky, often in pairs. Ravens mate for life and produce young in the early Spring. Both mom and dad take care of the babies, bringing food to the nest. Whether mates or not, ravens have been seen to “help” one another in the search for food, and share in the spoils, which in the wild can be “road kill,” but in town can be a Colonel Sanders special.

Filed under: Soar like a raven — redrockwriting @ 4:47 pm

Here's some Raven fledgelings I painted


  1. I love your painting of ravens! Is it watercolor, I can’t tell? Who knew that ravens mate for life. I am wondering how big they are, they look rather large.

    Comment by Brenda Sipe — November 18, 2010 @ 3:23 pm | Reply

    • So glad you came to check out my site. When I came to town, I couldn’t find a press to make my prints so I started painting lessons using acrylics. I like them, even though I understand they don’t blend as well as oils. But the color strength is great. I took acrylic painting from you years ago, if I remember right. I’m doing less and less art because I’m so busy with the writing. My next book should be in print this week, “The Author’s Concise Guide to Marketing; How to jumpstart Sales of Your Self-published Book.” Whew! That’s a mouthful! I will promote mostly as an e-book. There are tons of people self-published who then don’t how to sell it.

      Comment by redrockwriting — November 18, 2010 @ 4:12 pm | Reply

  2. I forgot to tell you about the ravens. They are very big, the wing spread can be 4 feet. Shade from my story weighs two pounds. They probably are about double the size of a Michigan crow (they are cousins). When you first move here, you notice them right away because of their size and loud call. They are so smart too. I love to watch them soaring and swooping up in the sky, usually with their mate. We have a “couple” who live in a huge Ponderous pine tree in the next yard. Folks here love these birds, so the book has been very popular with them.

    Good to hear from you.

    Comment by redrockwriting — November 18, 2010 @ 4:20 pm | Reply

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