You won't hear from me for a couple of weeks... we're leaving in the morning for a 2 week tour of Israel. I've been obsessing for weeks about which art supplies to take and I've finally decided on just a simple set of drawing materials and my little watercolor paintbox with a waterbrush. We'll be doing lots of walking and will be too tired at the end of the day for me to want to do much in the way of art-making. I know that I "see" better when I draw so that will be my goal... to see and draw a lot. I'll collect ephemera and take lots of pictures and store up lots of memories from which to make art after I get home.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Once a month three friends and I meet to sketch. It's part of a global drawing marathon called SketchCrawl. Anyone can participate and anyone can organize their own event... it just takes a couple of people who're interested in improving their drawing skills. Mine need help! I've taken drawing classes and I've drawn a lot but I don't draw daily, and that's the key. Draw every day. There's bound to be improvement.
Friday, May 02, 2008
Two of the pieces in my Sermon Notes series have been accepted into "Works of Faith", June 8 - August 10, and "Gifts of the Spirit" August 17 - October 12. The exhibitions are sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church in Portland, OR. I haven't exhibited my work for many years; it feels good to have been accepted into these shows in my home town.