I thought I’d be so busy with Grey Matter, that I wouldn’t have the time or energy for anything overseas this year. But – fate (and Art Safari!) has a way of throwing things at you, and when this trip showed up, I decided to take it!
So, I’ve renewed my watercolor palette, and switched out compose blue for a cobalt turquoise. (So yummy!)
A little geography quiz for you, can you name this country? Hint – it’s NOT in the northern hemisphere!
2020 is just around the corner, and you can order your calendar today! These calendars are 8.5×11, and are filled with bird sketches and some of my favorite quotes! All pages are sturdy cardstock, with black wire binding and a hole for hanging.
I’ve also made a matching journal, 5.5×8.5. This has pages that are lined, dotted or filled with grids for you to personalize and use to doodle or write in. Carry it with you to have it handy for those moments of inspiration! The front and back covers are sturdy cardstock, with black wire binding.
Both come with a robust black wire binding and both are $12 each. Let me know how many you want!
Blues on the Bridge is a day of free outdoor concerts, with food trucks and vendors in downtown Binghamton. This was my first year going, and I brought my sketchbook to give the Skirmisher statue another try.
I wasn’t happy with the first attempt, here:
But after walking around a bit, and running into a few family and friends, I sat for another try. Pretty happy with this one, especially as I just put ink to paper, no pencil outline first. Calling it a day!
Organizing a bit on this perfect summer day, I came across my calendar collection. I’ve been making these as gifts since 2012! Eight years of paper calendars led to adding planners, a perpetual calendar and even my first book. Looking at these evokes emotions, when I see my older works, it can bring me right back to the moments it was being created.
For 2020, I wonder if you can tell me something – how many of you still use paper calendars? Even mine has been more of a wall decoration, than for practical time planning. Maybe I should just make planners for those of us still inclined to use pen and paper? Or smaller calendars that are more image without space to write.