In the midst of a summer that continues in too many ways to be... trying, the exhortation to be good and do good and to keep my sense of wonder is perfect, just what I needed to be reminded of.
Wednesday, I'm off to Portland, Oregon, you may remember, for the Urban Sketchers Symposium and I can't wait! I know I will come back bursting with energy, inspiration, and creativity. I will certainly have many images to share here.
Here's my newly streamlined sketching equipment---I HAD to go lighter. I had way too much stuff to lug around in Normandy in late May! Here you see my travel Schmincke paintbox, altered to hold some full pans, Kuretake brush pens filled with acrylic inks, Cretacolor oil pencils, various other brushpens, and a couple of Maruman sketchbooks, both of which Jerry's Artarama has insanely decided to drop from their inventory!!
I have been trying, these past two weeks, to collect myself, to be tranquil and to let my artist's soul be filled again. That process continues.
See you in a few days!