I’ve been consumed by the paperwork involved with my brother’s passing for six solid months now and have ignored sketching, teaching..all that fun, exciting stuff I’ve enjoyed for 14 years. I miss the joy of having people get excited over learning to sketch!!! (I miss sketching too but understand when you can’t sketch because life gets in the way.)
My solution? I’ve booked taking a workshop from that very classic teacher, Tony Couch, right here in Tucson. I need the immersion to get back into my life. Since I recommend this to others when they are blocked, I’ll let you know if it works. By the way, I’ve said in the past, “As long as Tony keeps teaching, I will too.” He’s 92 and amazing.
All is not lost. I plan Tucson workshops, the next being December 9, 10, 11 at our home studio in Tucson. The maximum is 7 people. To register, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 520-318-9291.
There will be more workshops in 2023, including online, Basic, Refresher and Teachers (only in-person). The schedule will be on www.pocketsketching.com soon.
As we are not teaching over-the-road, if you want a workshop in your town, talk to a good local teacher and recommend my Pocket Sketching® Teacher’s Workshop. They are 5 ½ days and loaded with everything I know. It is time to have many teachers, not just me.
One sketch is from the Oregon Coast which was totally in fog. I used a ‘borrow pit’ to get the dilute background. The other one is from my brother’s condo on the Willamette where we saw racing sculls practice every morning. The sketches aren’t that good, but they remind me of everything that was there. That’s the point: when you sketch you record in the computer of your mind everything you saw, and the sketch brings it back. It’s mental immersion, and the camera can’t do that.