"Being an artist isn’t just a “right brain” activity---you must use ALL of your brain, body and spirit to create. When the creation is done, the whole is much more than the sum of its parts… and so is the creator." - Lyrae Perry

Australia 2015

Stag horn Corals

Departing May 3rd for Australia 2015 trip! This is going to be a blast.  Looking forward to visiting with my friends in "Oz", enjoying the scenery and … [Read more...]

Unusual Playmates – Pied Butcherbird & a Dog


Unusual Playmates:  Pied Butcherbird, Cracticus nigrogularis and a Dog! When you pair the word “bird” with “Australia” in a sentence, most people … [Read more...]

What in the World is Wrong with Lee Kromschroeder?

First Fall - Lynx

I’ve been asking around and doing some detective work to get to the bottom of this issue recently. For those of you who are not familiar with Mr. … [Read more...]

Is that a Duck Billed Platypus In Your Bucket List?

Duck billed platypus

Do you remember the SRA reading lab modules in elementary school? SRA was a series of learning tools for reading, writing, arithmetic, social studies … [Read more...]

Australia – Paint Excursions Trip!

NASA GBR satellite

  Photo courtesy of  NASA/JPL The Great Barrier Reef extends for 2,000 kilometers (1242 miles) along the northeastern coast of Australia. It is not a … [Read more...]

Paint Excursions Inc. – What’s It All About?

green island

First of all WELCOME!! My name is Lyrae Perry and I am thrilled to be launching my new website and blog! I’m blending my love of painting and travel … [Read more...]

The Colonies

Stromatolite Colonies in Shark Bay Australia

The brilliant red glow of the sunrises and sunsets weren’t appreciated by the colonists.  Even if they had taken notice, there wasn’t much difference in … [Read more...]