It’s A Sketchbook Revival : Daily Art Practice
My weeks have suddenly become a bit busier now that work is in the mix, but it is a good busy. I love that my shifts are only 3 hours a day and I can pick the days that I work. The rest of the week consists of household chores, Dr.’s appointments and errands. I try to fit all my errands into one day due to the rising cost of fuel. But then I am running here and there with my children’s extra school activities so I am not sure that I am saving much money.
With small amounts of time here and there I have found it helpful to work in my sketchbook instead of trying to complete an entire painting. It certainly takes the stress off when I can play or experiment with ideas.
Daily Art Practice: Sketchbook Revival 2022
I am not sure exactly how I found this free course, Sketchbook Revival 2022, but it probably showed up as an add on Facebook. I wasn’t sure how much I would like the content but I was pleasantly surprised. The whole course was a week long, two classes per day. The replays are still up until April 30th so you can still join. A lot of the supplies are things that most of us have on our craft desk. I didn’t have time to watch all the classes so I picked a few that sounded interesting. I love that this course is centered around the sketchbook. I frequently go blank when starting a new page, so I love finding new and exciting exercises to fill the blank page.
The page above was made in the first class I took. It was all about color swatching the watercolor palette and then using those swatches as the background for doodles. It was relaxing and forced me to be a bit creative.
Next, was the page below, a class featuring zoom screens. Who would have though that this topic would be interesting? I had a lot of fun with this one and would like to try it again to get faster and to perfect my face shapes.
This last one was a mixed media floral study. I didn’t think I would be interested in this but I learned a lot about breaking down a complicated picture into smaller studies. This ones was a combination of watercolor and oil pastels. This was the first time I used my oil pastels since high school. I am glad that I didn’t throw them out, although I was tempted a few time over the years.
I would love to hear if have ever participated in this online class.
I am joining the tea day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My Tea today is The Republic of Tea Ginger Peach White Tea. Ginger and peach is one of my favorite tea combinations.
What is your favorite online Art class or instruction blog?
Happy Tea Day,