Alexa Finlay

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Part creative, part adventure, part couch.
Artist, Search and Rescue Technician, Elementary Librarian.

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Watercolor from two weeks ago.
I went back to a fire zone this year while assisting in the search and recovery efforts yesterday for the Camp Fire in Butte County with Search and Rescue. I'll likely be back there this weekend.

Fire destruction in the urban-wildland interface never fails to induce awe and terror. And an incredibly unfortunate reminder of the important things in life.
Saturday's morning view on Yosemite Valley floor.
The dude when we were in Hawaii last month.
Friday's view during a water break on a mutual aid search in Santa Clara County.
Backpacked in Pt. Reyes at Wildcat with a couple Search and Rescue cohorts the first weekend of the month. Because why not train and test your gear with great views.
When the abandoned beehive on the property you bought is too wax moth-ridden and structurally unstable to support healthy bees AND you finally had rain so your forest won't try to light on fire: burn the shit frames, enjoy the roasted honey smell and build your new top bar hive.
Sketch instead of doing dishes? Sure thing.
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Colored in more of this sketch from late May.
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When the car rolls up, and matches perfectly. 👍 
Quick sketch after ordering dim sum next door. Scroll for sketch and diner photo. 2.5"x4.5"
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Pakaha, Baja pitcher sage (Lepechinia hastata).
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P.S. I should probably get back to scanning illustrations at some point, instead of crappy phone shots.
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Oldies from a couple years ago in Alaska and British Columbia.

Scroll for two closer shots.

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