Monday, October 7, 2013

Sketchbook Wandering, Saturday in Camden


 On Saturday I was free to wander out in the world again after a week of illness. Sitting on a park bench, overlooking Camden Harbor, a new creative friend & I played with watercolors & talked art & process...I learned new things as I watched her & listened to her enthusiastic thoughts about art. For me, art continually offers new discoveries, inspiration & re-inspiration. 
Our visit ended with a jaunt to the town Art Shop, Oh Joy, Joy, Joy! We both now have new 4 X 6 " hot press paper pads & ceramic palettes & I have a new sable brush which feels lush & fluid & soft as it gathers water in a way that my old brushes never did!! 
After the town visit I went to the top of Mount Battie, a place where my spirit always soars. While the many tourists clicked away to the East, over the Bay as the sun was setting, I settled into my red chair facing West to the Hills. The longer I sat still, looking, breathing, making marks on my paper, the more revealed itself, a graceful tree branch here, a brilliant carmine there, a new hue in the distance...This process, it has to do with soul, serenity, spirit, heart...Words fail me here, so best to say thank you to Saturday, to freedom, & thank you to those of you with whom I share some of my process.

10 comments:

  1. your sketches are amazing. i love the 2nd one - almost an asian feel to it.

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  2. I love this post and your cute self portrait of the pic he took of you.
    What a hazy post.
    The journal..is priceless:-)

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  3. The top drawing is a wonderfu collage of your interests and activities.

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  4. What a great, inspiring post!

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  5. Such intense sketches, fall's bounty and accidental encounters all gathered beautifully!
    So good to hear you are feeling better again, your purchases speak for itself. ;-)

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  6. ...and you got together with Creech too. Packed day for you.

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  7. A fantastic post, beautiful drawings, great memories.. Thank you for sharing those lovely moments!

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  8. Now you know how much I love to see and hear about your process - these are all wonderFUL, as was the day. xx

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  9. Lovely sketches. What fun to record, like this ,what you see.

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  10. Original schetchbook.
    http://www.croquerashumboldt.com/
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/croqueras-humboldt

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