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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Does your imagination take you interesting places?

Mine does...or maybe it's not imagination, just looking with fresh eyes.  I often see tree people (or animals, or Green Men) in the woods or elsewhere...how about you?

My wooden fence has eyes...my textured wall has a very cranky female in it...

Are we programmed to anthropomorphize? And do you record it in your journal, like I do?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Workshop from Pam Johnson Brickell!

HI all!  I've added Pam's workshop to our page on Classes and Workshops in the tab at the top of the page, but I wanted to make sure you didn't miss it!  (And contributors, if you've got a new workshop, do let me know so I can add it!)

Illustrated Nature Journaling: Creating a Sense of Place


Pam Johnson Brickell

February 15 & 16 • 10:00 am – 3:30 pm • BYO Lunch

Coastal Art Supply

812 Port Republic Street • Beaufort, SC • 843-524-2787

Fee: $175

$75 deposit

Min/Max 5/8

Join Pam for classroom instruction in watercolor and pen sketching along with hand-lettering.  Put techniques learned into practice with plein air sketching around Port Royal’s Cypress Wetlands Trail.  Gain observation and eye/hand coordination skills, learn about nature and most of all, discover the joy of capturing the area, you choose to call home, in your heart and journal!  

Pam, a SC Master Naturalist, has an international following of her illustrated journals and is a contributing artist in Cathy Johnson's Artist Journal Workshop book, is a co-author of the book's companion blog, and an invited contributor of Johnson's Sketching in Nature blog.


Weather will dictate plein air sketching times.  Plan A: classroom sessions from 10 – noon daily, then we’ll drive to the town of Port Royal for afternoon sketching along the Cypress Wetlands Trail.  The trail is a half a mile in length and consists of pathways and boardwalks that are easily navigated and can be somewhat sheltered from the wind. 

Do dress accordingly.  Bring your sketchbooks and either a travel watercolor set or watercolor pencils, waterbrush(es), Micron pen, pencil and eraser.

We will eat lunch as we wrap up our classroom session.  Please BYO lunch/drink so we can be efficient with our time.  It will take 20 minutes or so to drive to Port Royal. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Making the Best of Things

Recently, I needed to use a walker for a while, and drew it--you may have seen those posts!  Then I graduated back to my collection of canes.  They're so cool and idiosyncratic, I just had to draw them.

These were with my old standby Micron Pigma, done in the little journal Roz Stendahl made with Arches Text Wove paper...fun!

Some are mainstays, like the T-shaped one and the more iconic cane 2nd from left, and some are just too fun, like the one on the right.  Some mean a lot to me, since my husband either gave them to me or MADE them for me.

But right now I'm grateful I don't need to use them.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thought you might like to see my show!

It will be up till the 13th, it's been SUCH a wild month that time's just flown by...just NOW got the video uploaded...

Lee reminded me in the comments that I didn't put the name of the gallery in the text, ooops!  It's the Artisan Gallery and Heirloom Photography, in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, a lovely place.
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