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.
I love Fairs! Where else is there a multitude of creatures just hanging around begging to be included in my sketchbook.
A couple of warm-ups and I’m ready to go!
Sometimes there are so many to choose from… I decide to sketch as many as possible. (Check out that Lamancha goat! I was astounded to learn they’re born without external ear flaps… pinnae.)
I even go one to pose for me after his turn in the show ring.
Sometimes humans are interested in my work… the cows? Not so much! ( I thought Holsteins were only black and white. Not so! These red and white girls are Holsteins too! )
There’s still time for you to take your sketchbook and get in on the fun. New Hampshire’s Hopkinton State Fair is open tomorrow and Monday. If you’ve missed your chance at your nearest fair I highly recommend you start planning for next year… I know I am!