Saturday, February 24, 2007

Previous Trip Journaling


Haven't done anything big lately so decided to post some journal entries from last summer and fall. I go to Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO every summer for art workshops. Last year I took my art journal and did a bunch of entries. I love the columbines and the eyes of the aspen trees. These hollyhocks were five feet tall, who could resist.

The last three are from a trans-Canadian rail trip my mother and I took last September. We went from Vancouver, BC to Montreal. It was a nine day trip with lots of stops and museums and such. It was a great time with great people and fantastic food, though the cabins were really really small. Good thing we like each other! We had a wonderful time.

Sketching is a great way to record a wonderful trip.
A camera and photos are great but a drawn memory
is much more personal and meaningful and fun!
Robert Bateman sketchbook--pen and watercolor.





15 comments:

Teri C said...

These are just wonderful travel sketches! I can how much fun they were. Thanks for sharing them.

phthaloblu said...

These sketches are great. I'll bet that rail trip created many memories for you. My fav is the sketches of the totems. Nice work.

caseytoussaint said...

Great sketches - they remind me of trips I've taken and make me very nostalgic for the US!

trailbee said...

What a wonderful idea. The sketches are great. I wish I had done something like this years ago when we vacationed at Lake Powell. You're right, photos are one thing, but personal records are forever. Thanks.

Emma Pod said...

I love these travel sketches. The Native American pieces are especially nice! The totems look like those we have in the Northwest. What a great keepsake from your trip.

aPugsLife said...

These are great! :)

suzanne said...

Great, colorful images. I've never thought about aspen trees having eyes before...but they really do!

Sounds like a great summer.

bec said...

lovely sketches! I went to Anderson Ranch in my single days ( before husband and child) and want to return again!! I was impressed by the Aspen tree eyes also.

MrsSnowy said...

Deborah - I love the hollyhocks - makes me want to plant them. Terrific holiday sketches. In the future your family will really treasure this sketch book I'm sure.

Africantapestry said...

Such nice sketches with great color...I love the hollyhocks!
Ronell

Cynthia Padilla said...

Sketching from direct observation is the key! Good job.

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Kunya said...

These are wonderful sketches. And you're right about drawing vs photo.
I'm going away next week and I will try to draw as much as posible (and as my fellow travellers let me...;-) )

platitudinal said...

"Sketching is a great way to record a wonderful trip. A camera and photos are great but a drawn memory is much more personal and meaningful and fun!"

Looking at your sketches, I absolutely agree! I am most captivated by the "eyes" in the tree. It's a fantastic observation. :)

~Luci

Sue said...

These are awesome. I love the delicate colors and the things you've chosen to sketch. I am inspired.

Elizabeth said...

Oh I love these sketches! The totem poles are fabulous!