Live Animals Inspire at Stormwater Studios.

Jun 23, 2022

I had the pleasure of meeting some local live animals when Carolina Wildlife Center spoke at Stormwater Studios. So many oooohs and ahhhhhs as each guest made the stage. A spotted turtle, an opossum, and an eastern screech owl – red phase. There were also native non-poisonous snakes. I enjoyed every minute and even did some sketching. So very inspiring.

Click images to see the sketches closely.

We had the pleasure of meeting a spotted turtle, an opossum, and Ruby
Ruby, the Eastern Screech Owl could hear every heartbeat in the room.  AND, my pencil as I furiously tried to draw her shape.
Ruby Sketches – McNinch
McNinch - Snake Sketching
S. C. Parks and Tourism did a great job
showing non-venomous snakes from the area.
Sketching my friend Betsy too.  She loved the snakes.  They were pretty cool.
Sketching – Betsy too

Live animals inspire me every single time. Hope you enjoyed the sketches. The paintings are already on the easel. : ) See you next week.


“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

― Anatole France


  1. Virginia on June 26, 2022 at 8:30 am

    Wonderful !! Sounds like a fun event!

    • Michel McNinch on June 26, 2022 at 9:57 am

      Thank you! Yes, it was. Lots of interest and helped the wildlife.

  2. Pam on June 26, 2022 at 10:06 am

    Sorry I couldn’t be there, but I don’t think I got any notifications of the event. Looks like you were really inspired!!!

  3. Jimmy Lee on June 26, 2022 at 11:08 am

    Sounds like a great day. Loved seeing your

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