Sketchbook Skool, I'm working on a new North Light book on sketching on the spot, there's been a death in the family--my older sister, which threw me for a loop, though it was not unexpected.
There's been growth and change...I'm very active on Facebook, both in our Artist's Journal Workshop group and on my own pages, both personal and professional, as well as in our Urban Sketchers groups, Plein Air Artists, and Nature Artists groups.
I'm still on Flickr, too...crazy, yes?
And I've been trying to focus and simplify. I realized I wanted to share more of my work and thoughts with you in a calmer, more comtemplative way, and realized I already have THIS blog, ready and waiting. It was intended to be my gallery, but I'm not so great at keeping up with that.
I've been leaning more in the direction of calm, meditation, focusing, as I've said. I even offered a video for my latest mini-class, Keeping an Artist's Journal, on Journaling, Contemplation, and Meditation. That's so important to me that I made it public instead of only for my students.
You'll find more recent videos in my YouTube channel as well--I had a LOT left over from the upcoming class, and I wanted to offer them to you.
Looks like I NEED to focus, doesn't it? Finishing up some of these projects has felt SO good and SO freeing. And it reminds me that I need to say no more often--even to myself--for my own sanity.
Breathe, Kate, BREATHE...and as one of my favorite meditation CDs suggests, begin again. Begin again. Begin again...
So bear with me, peek over my shoulder, and if you're interested, come along for the ride--or, truthfully, more of a walking meditation. This may not be regular as clockwork, but it feels right...