Clearing up, Looking Back, Looking Forward

Bits and pieces from the start of the summer.

Watercolor Artist Magazine featured one of my vintage signs. Check the backpage of your copy. watercolorartist

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).postcardwall2

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.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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3 Responses to Clearing up, Looking Back, Looking Forward

  1. Jo says:

    Instead of tossing the cut-offs into your bin consider cutting them into bookmarks. Leave them behind on benches, chairs, tables as random acts of kindness gifts to strangers.

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  2. Fabio says:

    Congratulations, Suhita! Glad that you are working at full throttle, and smiling! All the best to you and your family!


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