Here are some little snippets of my sketchbook from our recent honeymoon.
We adventured by car, caught ferries, hopped onto islands, and explored big cities.
Highlights for me were definitely our times on islands. Orcas Island Washington
has long been a favorite of mine, and my new favorite is Salt Spring Island, BC.
Both are little havens for small sustainable farmers and Artisans, my perfect combination!
We ate our way around, walked for miles, saw amazing sights, such as dried seahorses
in Chinatown, Vancouver BC, a whole museum of miniatures in Victoria BC,
and stayed at some remarkable Air B and B rentals. Cabins, Barn lofts,
LED certified apartments, and renovation warehouse lofts.
It was a fun way to try on different lives!
It was a lot of work to paint a map of everywhere we went, but it was also
tremendously helpful! We would be looking for an intersection, and I'd say,
"Oh, I know where that is, I painted it this morning!"
We really do retain so much more when we slow down and put pen to paper.
I brought a pretty large smattering of art supplies, but found most often
I kept it simple, my small gouache set, a #6 round brush, and a micron.
If you are wanting to get in the habit of keeping a sketchbook,
might I recommend my upcoming class, Sketchbook Play, which begins in late January.
Check out the class section of this blog for more info, it's going to be a blast!