Bits and pieces from the start of the summer.
Watercolor Artist Magazine featured one of my vintage signs. Check the backpage of your copy.
I’ve been in studio-cleanup mode, which means the postcard collection on my wall is growing. There’s so many paintings I only like little bits of. My 4×6 inch template finds and marks off an area I like, and it goes up in this postcard wall.
I get to keep bits of paintings that I liked or that remind me of a person or a place without keeping a lot of work in my flat files (where I never see it).
The rest of the piece goes in the bin, and soon my recycling bin is full. That feels so good.
And a view of the bookshelf that holds much of my sketchbooks (some very early ones and my India sketchbooks live on another shelf). It’s filling up. I’ll squeeze a few more books in, then it’s time to make more shelf space!
While in cleanup mode, I cleaned up the workshop calendar too, now that all the spring classes are done. Time to focus on what’s coming up next. I’m excited for the rest of this year:
• A day of drawing on the beach with Marina Grechanik and me in Zandvoort, Netherlands. Last few spots remaining.
• Scavenged Sketches, my workshop at the 10th Annual Urban Sketchers Symposium in Amsterdam. Details here.
• A 3-Day sketching adventure in the Channel Islands with the Sketching Trio. We filled up the half-boat we had booked and went ahead and reserved the whole boat. So, new spaces just opened up, click here are the details.
• My 6-day, 5-night workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico will be a small group of artists experiencing the city: Visiting markets, ruins, performances, and craft centers, and recording it all in a sketchbook. A few more spots left. Details here.