58 Days

There are a few flurries floating down this morning as I write this.  We’ve been fortunate to have a little bit of winter visit us here in the Ohio River Valley this year and I am grateful for it.  But today is the final day of the longest-shortest month of the year and around here, March can spell spring.  On the first of this year, I made a bit of a snap decision to make some sort of drawing everyday.  It’s been 58 days of doodles and sketches, some more successful than others, and I’ve enjoyed the practice!!  I am looking forward to getting outdoors again to draw.  It’s been a little on the raw side to spend too much time out in the elements sketching, so I have stuck fairly close to home, drawing whatever dog might be lying around…

Or art supplies.  Those can be fun too…

As I think of drawing in warmer climes, I can’t help but think about Taos, NM where I will be leading a travel journal workshop in June.  (More info HERE).  We have a number of folks signed up for this year’s trip, but there is room for more!!  Perhaps you have thought about going but have never really sketched or painted.  Or perhaps it’s been years since you have.  Well in the words of one Taos Trip participant:

“…Although I had no experience in journaling previously, this workshop took my collage work to a whole new level.  And I made many wonderful new friends.  Don’t miss this opportunity!” ~ Pamela

With just a sketch journal and a small watercolor set, you can learn to really see in a whole new way, with Taos as a backdrop!  I can teach you to capture the world around you with some simple sketching techniques as well as some collage with found materials along the way.  This approach to travel is an eyes-wide-open technique to seeing the world.  With stacks of books from years past I can look back over my drawn impressions of places I have sat and sketched and I remember them in a way even photographs can’t seem to capture.

I’d love to have YOU along with us on this year’s trip, which is shaping up to be wonderful as always!!  Do let me know if you have any questions.

Stop by my Facebook or Twitter  pages to keep an eye on this sketch a day project.  So far, it’s been great fun!

 

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