It’s December. Inevitably, a time to look back, reflect on the past and plan for the future. In what has been a most unpredictable and crazy year, I’ve found it particularly important to search for and count the things I am thankful for, large and small.
for having a regular sketching practice. For having found new ways to keep experimenting and playing with new ideas in sketching in a year where all travel and teaching that was planned for disappeared.
to all of you for being a part of the journey this year, as we all learnt to be inspired in new ways. I learnt to teach online. Not only through my own workshops on Zoom, but also with Paul Wang in our online creative playspace, Sketching PlayLab. Whether you followed along on the blog, leaving comments and suggestions, or took an online workshop, joined in a Sketching PlayLab session, or bought prints or original art through my etsy store. Thank you for supporting an independent, woman-run business. Your support means SO MUCH.
To say thank you, here are some special discounts and coupon codes you can use to buy yourself a little something or buy a gift for someone on your list.
GIFT SOME ART
Buy a signed giclee print made from an original piece at my Etsy store. Shipping is free in the US.
Use the discount code SKETCH1THANKS at checkout for 15% off .
You will find prints from places you love: California, New York , Chicago, India, Italy and more. As well as florals, and kitchen art.
GIFT A BOOK
You can also use the code above to purchase one of these two books by me:
– Art of India: A drawing and coloring book for anyone that enjoys coloring.
– Sign of the Times: Urban Sketches of Vintage Signs in San Jose, California
And if you are interested in refreshing your urban sketching practice, or know someone who like to take up urban sketching as a hobby, gift them my new book,
The Urban Sketching Handbook: Techniques for Beginners: How to Build a Practice for Sketching on Location.
Available online in most places around the world. Also available in an ebook version in the US. Like buying from an independent bookstore? Bookshop.com is an online store that supports small businesses and independent bookstores. And if you are local to San Jose, A Work of Heart stocks the book.
GIFT A WORKSHOP
I’m bringing back my most popular class, and you asked for a weekend run, so here it is. A great way to jumpstart your sketching practice on 2021.
NEW SATURDAY SESSION: FEBRUARY 2021
The Art of Capturing People, Places, and Objects
Four Saturdays: February 6, 13, 20, & 27 • Live online from 7am – 9am, Pacific Standard Time
Read more about it and register here.
GIFT YOUR GROUP OF FRIENDS A FUN FLORAL PAINTING WORKSHOP (PICK A DATE):
In this fun workshop, we spend a relaxing hour and a half creating a small floral watercolor piece. Be ready to make a mess and experiment a lot!
To create a group event or gift, just email me and we can figure a time and date to hold the workshop on zoom. This is an interactive and fun session where I am present to share demos and guide you through the process. A workshop for upto 10 participants cost $300.