Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Work in progress

At the moment I'm not sure what this is but I'm having fun working on it.  I would love to make one that stands up but this one is destined to go in a book.  Each of the items lifts up or beds forward so you can write on the backside.  I'm adding more elements so that it looks like it is a story about the woods.

Last week I took a grueling travel journal class and I am so glad I got a chance to go to a mini sketching boot camp.  The teacher was very direct which was very good for the side of my brain that can't follow directions. The teacher told us that we will remember places more once we sketch them and anything that helps my memory is awesome.   The third day of class I was terribly late because I missed the bus and the next bus was early so I missed the connection.  It was a grand mess but everyone ended up being late because of the traffic into our travel location.  The most challenging part was drawing fast when the sun went down.   I enjoyed the process and can't wait to get back to drawing every day.   Draw something everyday.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Adventures in the woods

On Saturday my camera just stopped working.  I knew it was going to happen because I dropped it a few weeks ago and I noticed my pictures were not as crisp as they had been and I had to fix most of the pictures in post.  Fast forward to a trip to the electronics store and an actual helpful sales person and I have a new Canon SD1300 IS Elph.  It is half the weight of my old camera and it takes awesome pictures.  I need to find my old camera case or make a new one for it so it stays fresh and new.

     Sunday we drove up to the woods and took out our sketch pads and drew into the evening.  It was a wonderful evening and we were sorry that we didn't bring anything to put on the grill because the family in ear shot of us was having the best hot dogs and buttered buns.  We went into town and hit one of the local restaurants.  The last time I ate here I had  amazing (insert fireworks) French toast and since it was dinner we had the special of the night.    .