As I’ve been thinking about 2012 and that it marked the year when I took my sketchbook places I’d never taken it before, I started to wonder what other places in my life I could take my sketchbook and draw.
I HAVE taken it to my school where I teach and I’ve drawn there on a few occasions. But I’d like to do that more!
I have taken it with me on trips to visit with family, either to Boone (above drawing is of mom, who always “hides”:)
…or to the beach (like the Prince Resort in Cherry Grove, SC above. Or to Oak Island, NC with my husband’s family: Click on highlighted words to view my video of last summer’s trip to the beach in sketches!
I have taken it to Mr. Whicker’s field at the top of my neighborhood.
And, of course, I’ve taken it into my yard numerous times.
And all around the inside of my home!!
But I haven’t ever taken it to church or to church activities. Maybe once or twice. Perhaps this will be the year I’ll draw the people I love in our little congregation. Maybe I’ll sketch different events there.
I also haven’t ever taken it with me to the grocery store or to Walmart, where I spend a good bit of time. I’m not sure that I’d have the guts to stand or sit there drawing in these places. But it might be a good thing to do. I have a feeling that if I took my sketchbook with me to the Mall in nearby Winston-Salem, I could get some really cool sketches of people shopping and of store windows. But I’m not much of a Mall shopper. We’ll see…
How about you? If you were to draw where you’ve never drawn before, where would that be? Would you like to sketch in these places? Why? or why not?
It’s fun to think about anyway. I love this quote about artists.
“Draw everywhere and all the time. An artist is a sketchbook with a person attached.” (Irwin Greenberg)