Wednesday, March 31, 2010

International Fake Journal Month 2010

It seems that April is Fake Journal Month. There is an awesome and comical blog that is encouraging you to submit journal pages as a competition vying for one of two handmade journals. You can get to it by clicking on the blue French Bull dog with the pink background that I have added to our Blog or you can access it by clicking on this link:

You will see a Blue French Bull dog on a pink background on that site as well. Click on it, follow the directions and have fun. There's no reason why Sketchbooking and journaling can't be fun!!

And if you are a little shy, here's a great opportunity to let your hair down and make a go of it! I've added one of my sketchbook pages here from my visit in San Juan, PR to encourage you to sketch and post your pages!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Getting back to the Field again, almost

It's beginning to get warm out. My husband is moving me to a larger studio. Since my mobility is still limited, I will scheduling up some stuff closer to home. Stay tuned, outings will be scheduled shortly. Some possibly here at the house.

Some books of interest:

"Einstein's Dreams" by Alan Lightman (still reading this one but it's good)
"Creative Time and Space" by Rice Freeman-Zachary
"Luncheon of the Boating Party" by Susan Vreeland

I started "Luncheon of the Boating Party" back in December, it was good but my ankle fried my brain and I couldn't read, which is the first time in my life that I couldn't seek refuge in a book. The book was about Renoir and the events surrounding his painting the Boating Party and how he met his wife. It was a wonderful book.

"Creative Time and Space" is how to create more time and space, to create art.

"Einstein's Dreams" was recommended in "Creative Time and Space." It's an easy read and it's all about what ifs in Time, it's pretty neat and a good read to juice up the creative mind.