Sunday home studio cleaning.
In scrolling through the myriad of photos from yesterday's Women's March in Washington DC, here in Indianapolis, all over the country and world, I was struck by the artistry and creativity of some of the protest signs. Beyond what they said, which is important, so many of them were down right beautiful. I kept thinking how much I'd like to see an art exhibit take shape.
I wasn't able to attend a rally or march, but if I had, I might have taken this page from my current sketchbook.
Each winter I get a shipment of Honeybells (sometimes called Honeybell oranges) - a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit, that are only in season for a very short time in January and February. It's a welcome bright flavor in the middle of the cold and snow.
This year's shipment hasn't yet arrived, but I've had them on the brain this Sketchbook Sunday.
I'm also trying out my new travel watercolor set. It's a compact set of cake paints with brush with its own reservoir of water. It's an odd feeling to not have a cup of water standing by while I'm painting, but I like the ability to take paints with me on the road (or to the living room).
I may have missed Sketchbook Sunday this week, but I still have art to share!
I played a lot of black and white design using ink and marker in an attempt to try out some ideas for potential products and illustration projects. Ideally, I'd love to start doing more wedding and event artwork and this might be a good place to start.
This morning I left my sketchbook in my car... I don't know why either. But we make it work. Scrap paper and a ball point pen and Sketchbook Sunday is saved!