We went on a vacation, partly to visit my son, Brian, in Punta Gorda, FL, then to Key West for two days. Of course, I took the ‘bag’ along. You never know what will appear.
Because I do palm trees badly, I tried twice. ‘Running’ the pen line makes all the difference between success and ‘blah’. Brian’s community pool provided the other sketches. The architecture was overwhelming. Put in just enough to get the idea. It doesn’t even matter if the parts don’t fit together. You get the idea. It is a gorgeous pool, but I never made it in. The sketching was too much fun. The woman with sunglasses was in a perfect pose until she realized I was sketching her. Then she twisted her left leg into an impossible position and looked pretty hostile. If I’d asked her for cooperation (tell you how in the next blog), she would have probably maintained a great pose. I was running out of time and couldn’t resist catching this one.
We finally have news of the next PBS Pocket Sketching show. Season 3 will be released to stations on May 18th. Please phone your local PBS station to ask for it to be broadcast in your market. The 13 Episodes of PBS Season 1 are available for digital download from our website: www.pocketsketching.com/workshops
Tohono Chul Park in Tucson has just announced the Refresher workshop, April 13, 14, 15. The first day is a great review of the Basic class and the next two days are just plain fun new stuff. Register here: https://tohonochul.org/upcomingevents/classes-lectures-workshops/
The last workshop of this season is the Teacher’s Workshop, April 23 through 28. If you are thinking of teaching, join us. It has everything I know about doing and teaching Pocket Sketching. You won’t believe how rewarding it is to help people learn to be creative and sketch, especially when they thought they could never do this! It’s an experience that has kept me teaching for over 15 years and still loving the reaction of others. For detailed information about all aspects of this workshop visit: https://www.pocketsketching.com/teachers.html
As I’ve been so tied up with my brother’s estate for 13 months, I haven’t lined up any more workshops and probably won’t schedule any until next Fall, at the earliest. We will be filming the next PBS show at WGVU in Grand Rapids, MI during the summer.