My sketchbooks are a place of pure play for me. Sketching is a way to experience where I am, a way of relating to where I live, what I’m doing, and where I’m going. With a sketchbook available, I always have entertainment – sketching people while waiting in line at Costco or the back of a pickup truck when stuck in traffic.

My sketchbox has traveled to Japan, Central America and Europe, and I can look at these and I’m immediately drawn back to what it was like to be there. I can remember exactly what was going on around me, even though it was years ago.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sketching Whidbey in June!

Whidbey Sketching Weekend with Faye Castle

June 1-3, 2012

Pack up your pencils and pens and spend a weekend sketching and exploring some of Whidbey Island's special places. From picturesque Langley to historic Coupeville, join other sketchers in a visual treasure hunt.

Offered through the renowned and fabulously organized
Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio We will have three days to travel Whidbey in a van to explore and sketch the Island's historical and scenic landmarks, along with some possible pub sketching in the evening. Open to all levels, anyone wanting to get away for a weekend, play and learn in your sketchbook while enjoying a beautiful and friendly environment.

Check it out at the WIFAS website

Deer Lagoon at high tide, Cascades in the background

Mutiny Bay barn, just down the road from our house

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