October’s Teachable Moments

I learned two things this October… but did I internalize the lessons?  Oh no, I let them slide. 

It’s time to revisit those lessons.

First, InkTober taught me how much I enjoyed fleshing out and shading a pen and ink sketch with crosshatching. I thought I didn’t have the patience to achieve volume hatching all those tiny curving lines. Don’t get me wrong, I’m nowhere near proficient but I’ve enjoyed the process way more than I thought I would. I’m going to make sure I keep practicing. 

  
Secondly, I love, love, LOVE posting with the WordPress app for my iPhone. I posted most of my InkTober sketches with the app. I look forward to using it more and more. 

That’s it for now… have a great weekend!

My Peripheral Memory

My Sketchbook.

I use it for all sorts of things, even phone numbers I need to remember. 

The other day a friend forwarded an article with the collected points of Irwin Greenberg, an art instructor in New York. I paid particular attention since I wrote one of these points in bold face on the first page of my sketchbook:  “An artist is a sketchbook with a person attached.” I knew then I needed to keep all 100 points where I could easily find them. 

  
  
  
  
  

Want an easier way to read all Irwin Greenberg’s wisdom?  Click here