Explore the world through art
It’s too easy to rush from one destination to the next without truly seeing it. In the days of digital photography and smartphones with cameras in every pocket, it’s become common to snap dozens (and more often hundreds) of photos on a single trip. Does your camera remember your vacation better than you do? Are you really going to “go through those photographs and print them out someday”? Or are they going to languish in a forgotten computer or in The Cloud? Maybe it’s time to try travel art journaling and create a travel sketchbook of your own.
Have you ever found yourself with a long layover, travel delay, or train ride? A sketchbook is a productive and relaxing way to pass the time. A dull and stressful wait can transform into a meditation session.
Travel sketchbooks can have lots of other benefits too. Flashing an expensive camera in some destinations can seem inappropriate or attract the attention of thieves, but a sketchbook seems to open doors to new friendships (even if you can’t communicate with words.)
Whether you’re looking to get started with art, or already do your own and want ideas: welcome!
I’ve got lots of online resources here and offer workshops around the globe. Ready, set, sketch!