Friday, April 12, 2013

Cherry Blossoms, Workshops... and Free Kit!

sakura in bloom

One of the first signs of the pending arrival of spring each year are colorful blossoms of wildflowers, gardens, and fruit-baring trees -- followed by a flurry of workshops and sketching events as artists everywhere rush to shed winter-wear and begin another season of art-making outdoors.

this spiffy little carrying case clips onto a belt loop or D-ring,  has a waterproof center pocket for your pens & pencils, and a clear outside pocket just the right size for your "artistic license"

As in past years I'll be leading a series of local, regional, and national place-based workshops (some on nature journaling, some on travel journaling) and hope to see some of your smiling faces among the participants. And again this year I am fortunate to have the material support of some really remarkable art material manufacturers and distributers.

6 Microns in assorted sizes, 1 Pigma Brush, and 1 Pigma Graphic pen -- a perfect selection for your everyday carry!

In fact, thanks to the generosity of the folks at Sakura of America, two participants will be selected at random during one of my upcoming workshops -- with one receiving a Sakura Koi 12-color Pocket Field Sketch Box with two Sakura water brushes and a really nifty carrying case, and the second winner receiving an 8-pen Pigma set and Sakura pen case.

Stay tuned for more details soon.


  1. Earnest -- I've enjoyed and benefited from your blog for some time. I wondered if you were aware you actually could slip an artistic license into the clear pocket of that carrying case. My friends Rick and Marian at Kenspeckle Letterpress in Duluth offer an excellent Artistic License:

    1. Or better still Steve, do Brenda Swenson's 75 Day Sketch Challenge, have fun doing a lot of sketching, and get the License (with your photo on it) for free!