Inspiration from Susan

Recently enjoyed a sketching workshop in Sebastopol, Calf., taught by Susan Cornelis. I highly recommend her, especially if you are new to sketching. This workshop focused on having a sketch kit that you can easily carry, and being ready to sketch anytime, anywhere. She provided tips for sketching in public — being observant, but non-intrusive. She pointed out most people are preoccupied with their own digital devices or conversations, and if they do happen to notice you sketching, they will probably be curious and friendly. You only need a few things for a set-up that is portable and easily accessible. Her philosophy is to get out there and sketch!  — whether you’re on vacation, at a café, or just waiting for an appointment. Here is the work I completed that day:

 

 

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About Beth Bourland

Artist Beth Bourland's sketch journal about observing, appreciating and responding to everyday moments.
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One Response to Inspiration from Susan

  1. peggychinn says:

    Hi Beth! Any chance we could connect to get me started on this? I am pretty open this week and over the week-end into next week. In any event, let me know what I need for the kind of sketch kit you talk about here!!! We are leaving on a Mississippi river trip on the 21st, and I figure being on a steamboat on a river for a week with strangers would be a terrific time to sketch – or at least try!! If doesn’t work to get together, that’s fine – just let me know!! Peggy

    Peggy L. Chinn, RN, PhD, FAAN Professor Emerita, University of Connecticut Editor, Advances in Nursing Science Nurses Declaration of Solidarity and Resistance

    *”The Future will ask: “What did you do?”*

    On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 3:43 AM, Beth’s watercolors & sketches wrote:

    > Beth Bourland posted: “Recently enjoyed a sketching workshop in > Sebastopol, Calf., taught by Susan Cornelis. I highly recommend her, > especially if you are new to sketching. This workshop focused on having a > sketch kit that you can easily carry, and being ready to sketch anytime” >

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