Today I was able to get out for two art things.
Thing 1 was my first “Social Water Color” ** gathering at the Daniel Smith mothership in Seattle. After the horrendous news earlier this am, it was good to get away from the real world for a while.
DS had Stephanie Bower’s new book in the Urban Sketching Handbook series, Understanding Perspective available for purchase 3 days earlier than its official release date! I was glad I didn’t pre-order it. I bought it there at DS!
This is a delightful program. Justin from DS first discussed the pros and cons of various sketchbooks we might use for journaling.
Then we worked on our own projects and talked about journaling and materials. Jodi had some Strathmore Aquarius II watercolor paper for us to try. Of course, she had a supply of paints and brushes, too, for those without. I used that paper to do the still life of pears in a basket that was on the table.
I’m going to make this a regular practice.
** When I typed “Social W” the motor memory in my fingers typed “Social Work”
and I’d have to backspace to type “Watercolor”. For decades as a Social Worker, Social, followed by a word that started with “W” was “Social Work”.