Author Archives: Faith
The travel sketchbook, or carnet de voyage, is HUGE in France. There are festivals devoted to them in lots of places. Artists come from all over Europe to show off their work. I’ve now been to two, and am booked … Continue reading
Friend Alice and I (and Psychokitty, of course) went to Dresden in November. I had always wanted to see this city that was bombed to smithereens in the Second World War. The city had a melancholy feel. Large parts of … Continue reading
Last week’s snowfall was impressive and beautiful, despite the near-impossibility of travel for a day.
I braced myself for a visit to Sennelier on a recent trip to Paris and bought myself a 48-pan watercolor palette. It was a bit of a production, as it involved ordering the plastic half-pans (mark this down, Francophiles, they … Continue reading
Listened to podcasts until I felt sick. And snapped this photo.
On a clear day, or clear-ish, the vista is simply magnificent.
After medical and scientific and technical, I am so ready to try my hand at vegetable editing. Credit: Andrew White for The New York Times
But this could be a whole ‘nother level of annoyance.
Via the marvelous Austin Kleon: You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what … Continue reading
From the friends at Sketchbook Skool, this video about the importance of color. And of painting and of doing creative things. I need all the color I can get right now.