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Above: After the presentation and discussion we had sketching time. I stepped outside into the parking lot to work on my buildings! Then it was back inside for more discussion. (Here I am being crafty: no way am I going to draw all those cars so I simply stopped my drawing at car height. I used a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pen and light washes of Schmincke Gouache.) The scanner clipped off the left and right edges of this spread, but you get the idea. This is the first spread in a new journal, 6 x 8 inches approx. Click on the image to view an enlargement.
Fifteen journal artists gave up a beautiful summer evening in Minnesota to share their work and ideas about journaling. Collective member Clare Farrell gave a great presentation on Corita Kent’s art “rules.” She prepared a colored sign for each rule and placed them out on a wide table in front of her as she talked about them.