and willem witsen the one below.
ready for a trip to amsterdam?! i'm going for 2 long weeks this autumn. i've never been to the netherlands and after my voyage to venice back in december, i am happy to be returning to a watery canal city. i'll be exploring in and around amsterdam – a sketching blogging adventuring fool. of course, all stowaways are welcome!
i was planning to do a "Ticket To…" class, but smack dab in the middle of making postcards i would send out daily, i felt myself getting too absorbed in the process. the horse blinders were on and i knew they wouldn't be coming off for a couple of months. too much work for my sloth-like ways. i want to enjoy the last 4 months of my sabbatical traveling – locally & abroad. i want to relish every moment of these final days deeply engrossed in art play. my year is up in january after all! yes, i'm returning to the classroom, but plan to make these unpaid leaves of absence a regular part of my working life. that's the plan for now and i feel good about it. settled. knowing i can (and will) take another leave in a couple of years provides some context and levity for any difficult situation i may encounter back in the classroom.
i've enrolled again in the mary ann moss school of sketching. you remember it? i sketch everything under the sun between now and date of departure which is rapidly approaching!
the rijksmuseum has a section called rijks studio. a virtual whirlpool of inspiration! i've been downloading things from their collection and sketching away.
i've started building my super sized sketchbook. will post progress shots in the coming days.