Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MCBA Visual Journal Collective March Meeting

Join us at MCBA, MARCH 17, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
For Journal as Escape ~ Let's Draw Some Green

This winter has been long and intense even by normal Minnesota standards.  We have had far too much of this . . .

And it's time for some spring!

As a collective we will discuss use of journaling and art as a means of mental escape, exploring some online options and art activities designed as get aways or are merely mental flights of fancy on paper. 
We will also have on hand a wide selection of living green and colorful plant materials that we will sketch and paint together.  We may not have them outside yet, but drawing them inside will be tons of fun I promise. It will be an evening of sharing ideas and art making.
Bring your favorite color producing art materials and a journal to work in and share!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sketching Quick and Small

I often do not have time to sketch while I am at work, so I have started carrying a zip top baggie of sketch supplies and small squares of Fabriano paper in my bag rather than my regular book.  It cuts down on weight and it limits the space I have to sketch on which in turn limits the time factor involved.
These little papers have ben particularly fun to sketch on when I first arrive at work, sketching for only about ten minutes whatever I see out my front windshield.

My car kit - 4.5 inch squares of Fabriano paper, niji brush,
Daniel Smith watercolors, Faber-Castell pens brush and calligraphy