I have recently been enjoying Jane LaFazio’s blog. I love seeing her sketched/watercolor journal pages. Recently she taught a journalling class in Orvieto, Italy. This involved drawing and painting at cafes, visiting markets and museums and sketching the produce and the displays amongst other things.
Coming soon is a ‘walk and watercolour’ trip to France. Sounds pretty good, right?
I also completed an online workshop last week in which we were challenged to consider how we are going to keep developing and learning as an artist. Ummm… an art walk in France??
Keeping things realistic, I am always conscious that my goals as an artist are secondary to my primary task and calling as wife and mother. So Artist’s trips to Europe, even under the guise of professional development, are out of the question in the foreseeable future.
But of course my mind kept picturing delicious pastries, farmers’ markets, and beautiful sketchbook pages, so I have conjured up a solution which I am pretty excited about (so are the kids, thankfully).
With the ‘winter’ (feels like spring this week) school holidays starting coming weekend, my kids and I are going to have our own artists’ retreat right here at home in little ‘ole Perth!
I haven’t worked out all the details yet, but I’ll certainly let you know how we go! I am looking forward to developing my drawing and journalling skills, as well as eagerly anticipating drawing together with my kids.