Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sketchbook Journaling




For many years and many travels I was focused on photographing everything, both in order to remember and to show my peeps. I liked to travel quickly from place to place to see it all (in the USA, Europe, Greece & Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Central America) 'cause I knew I'd never go back again - too many places lie forward. I didn't feel I had time to sketch, let alone do it well. Then late in 2007 I took a UCSD Extension sketching class from France-Marie Hager and began carrying a sketchbook. It's almost full of San Diego scenes in pen and ink. Not much progress, but still...

The moment I saw Jane's enchanting bright watercolor renditions of everyday things I was captivated! Who'da thunk a salt shaker and an old shoe would move me to rapture? I'm hooked.

Here are some pics from Jane's workshop at Laura Hansen's gorgeous Art & Soul home/garden/studio. In my excitement I had ms. camera on the wrong setting so only a few shots were sharp enough to show. It was a great day, and I learned. Jane is my Teacher of Choice for many reasons, not the least of which are her "lovely students". (Thanks, Jeanne, for introducing me to your daughter, Stephanie. Now I will remember BOTH your names!)


1 comment:

Plain Jane said...

And YOU are my STUDENT OF CHOICE!

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