scenes from my sketchbook. last sunday i went outside and stood next to the giant budding epiphlums. in the spring the more unusual varieties bloom: pink, peach, and an almost neon fuscia. a short-lived but spectacular display! i stood beside them and did some quick sketches with the pentel pocket brush pen and a copic mulit-liner. i’ve found that i enjoy sketching from a standing position. this smaller sketchbook is just the right size for that.
and this morning i found this…
i didn’t edit a single one of these flower pics. they are really THAT brilliant. that neon. that divine.
i’ve been coming home from school every day and working on the new website that will host my future online classes. today i’m going to start working on class content. i’ve made a good solid outline that will serve as my map. now i’m going to start knocking out the videos. this weekend (and every weekend for the next 6 weeks or so) is devoted to developing and filming class content. i’ll save the website building for during the week. i can tolerate frustration more easily then. weekends must be FUN!
remember when i wrote about the mary ann moss school of sketching back HERE? i’ve been working on this idea in my mind for the last year or so, and knew i would eventually teach a class involving handmade sketchbooks/watercolor/sketching. the slightly kooky, MAM version. in the last couple of years i’ve been on fire about sketchbooks. expert or not, i love teaching what i love doing. simple. i also knew what the name of the class would be because it came to me in a scheme. and i’m always a servant to the schemes my alter ego cooks up. SKETCHBOOKERY.
but i’m getting ahead of myself. a class description will be leaving my brain and making its way to a computer near you in the next 2 weeks. true story. but for now i’ve got a pot of coffee to make and a tripod that needs my attention.
craft monkeys. start your engines.