Join me on a journey close to home, sketching along the way
Le Confinement has changed our travel habits, Tolkien wrote
Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Since home is where we are traveling these days, lets explore it as a traveler would. Yesterday I started my journey, it’s not too late for you to join me, we can encourage and exchange experiences along the way.
We begin our journey with a map, identifying landmarks and key sights. Here is the map I drew of my neighborhood. My guideline was about a one mile maximum from home. I was inspired by an article in the NYT https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/26/travel/how-to-make-an-illustrated-map-in-8-steps.html?referringSource=articleShare
With the map completed, next I will do sketches of the key spots over the next few days, either from photos taken on my walks, or virtually from Google street view. When I am done it will be like a mini-guidebook to my neighborhood, right in my journal, also a memento of Le Confinement.
You can follow me here, and as I post on instagram and FB. Along the way I will offer up some tips on sketching from photos, some new tools to try, and general encouragement.
If this sounds like a enjoyable diversion during this time of staying-in, start by drawing your map. Post it on my FB page, theTravelsketcher, or tag it #thetravelsketcher on Instagram. Let me know how i can help.
New and upcoming
Recently i proposed doing a virtual workshop, that is still an option, three people have so far expressed interest, let me know if there is more interest.
What would you think about a weekly sketch chat and troubleshooting time? On Zoom we connect and talk about what we have sketched and the challenges faced, then explore ways to overcome them. Or, what if every Tuesday we all sketch then at 2.00pm we met up on Zoom to show and chat? Let me know.
As always, keep traveling and sketching, even if it is near to home.