Back in 2005 I started my first blog on blogspot. Probably like a lot of bloggers, it went for a couple of months then stopped. The initial hope was to use it for displaying artwork, kind of like this blog. However, I wasn’t quite ready to put myself out there. It’s still there… not a lot to it but a couple of sketches from Sketchcrawl. Here is the link: Crocker Creek Studio. So what is Crocker Creek Studio you might ask? It was the first name trial for my home studio, but it just didn’t fit. The creek is on the boundary of our property and runs primarily during the wet season. After last nights rains, there must be something flowing unless the parched land has absorbed it all. Next question might be “what’s Sketchcrawl?” Two guys in SanFran started it to help encourage people from around the world to sketch on a set date. So you gather up your friends, pencils & pens in hand and head out to a fun location, sketch & share time together. Upon returning home you scan the images & upload onto the website. Check it out at http://www.sketchcrawl.com
If you don’t want to visit the site, here are some of my old sketchcrawl images.
This first set was during the Art and Air Festival here in Albany late August 2005. I got up early and tracked hot air balloons for several hours then moved on to sketching at the Farmers Market in Corvallis. Busy day!
The next two pages were from a November crawl. Rather than meeting up with the group, I sketched at home. Must have been a grey dreary day. The Thanksgiving cactus was in bloom!