A green landcrusier parked near a graceful acacia tree at sunrise.

Welcome to Tanzania!

I’ve been home for a week. In that time I’ve poured over my 8,000 photos and tried to start organizing my memories. I also got a cold. I’m…

Photos of a golden monkey, giraffe, mountain gorillas, spoonbill, zebras, baboon, lioness and gazelle

East Africa, 2019

I’m home from two weeks in Tanzania and Rwanda. It was an incredible trip, full of new sights and experiences and I’m eager to share it all. I’m…

Three albatross chick shaped knit hats in a row

Albatross Chick Hats for Sale

When I first made TrossHat it hadn’t occurred to me that other people would be interested in having one as well, but I’ve had a number of requests…

Laysan albatross chick Kaloakulua sits in her nest with both webbed feet up at her belly.

TrossHat’s Origins

2017 Albatross Cam Chicks

Cornell Lab Kauai Albatross Cam Resources

Thank you to everyone who came to my albatross cam presentation at Woodland Park Zoo today! It was wonderful to see so much interest in the birds and…

six fantasy birds by rownstreestudio.com

Fantasy Birds with Owl Printable for Coloring

Last week I added a new art tool to my collection: an iPad Pro and Apple pencil (stylus). In order to practice with the tools I gave myself…

A scratchboard drawing of Towan, orangutan from Woodland Park Zoo, resting under a burlap sack. By Elizabeth Smith of rowntreestudio.com

Finished!

It’s taken far longer than I ever intended, but my scratchboard portrait of Towan is finished. Towan was one of Woodland Park Zoo’s beloved orangutans. He passed away…

Minature needle-felted albatross chick

Miniature Needle-Felted Albatross Chicks

The 2016 Kauaʻi Albatross Cam season has come to and end, but I’m still finding ways to keep albatross in my life. I’m fine-tuning prints of a recently-completed…

2016 Kauai Albatross Cam Desktop image by rowntreestudio.com

2016 Kauaʻi Albatross Cam Map

Our third year with the Cornell Albatross Cam is almost over. I’m celebrating our season’s beautiful new setting with a new ‘trosscam map, available to download as a…

Haulani at nest two

Kauaʻi Albatross, 2016

I’ve been a volunteer with Cornell’s Kauaʻi Albatross Cam since its first season in 2014, but I live in Seattle, so I didn’t see an albatross in person…