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.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

More Winter Sketching

 It is cold outside, but warm and full of people to sketch inside. Coffeeshops are always inviting. It's  a good time to play with new materials and surfaces. I recently got a Schminke 1/2 pan watercolor set, and tried it out on a new Crescent all media book. Its a good surface for ink!  Sketches on the right were with my Lamy pen and a waterbrush in a small pocket sketchbook.

                                                    Tucson coffeeshop.

The Brick, in Roslyn

Commons in Langley

And from a coffeeshop on Guemes Island looking across at Anacortes.


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