Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Art of Travel With a Sketchbook

Amazon says:
Product Description
Hundreds of effective tips and illustrations help launch anyone into the wonderful world of sketching. Mari shares an intimate way to record travel experiences, allowing one to slow down and capture the moment. The approach presented in this book is not about doing good drawing or painting. It is about letting the hand record what the eye sees with whatever tool is available, without rules or recipes. All you need is your hand, your eyes, your heart and the desire to travel differently.

About the Author
Mari Le Glatin Keis was born and raised in Brittany, France. After graduationg in printmaking from "l'Ecole des Beaux Arts" in Paris, she went to South America to draw plants and flowers. She has been sketching ever since. For the past 20 years, she has dedicated herself to book illustrations, and has been leading sketching workshops in Europe, Mexico and the Pacific Northwest, sharing her passion for recording "life as it is".

Toni says:
I just received my copy yesterday - sat on the patio and read it cover to cover ... so accessible, so sensible, so inviting, so ACHIEVABLE ... and includes many different ways to incorporate sketching into journaling, collaging, and to make 'words' an integral part of sketching. Art/journal pages by workshop participants settled all my queasy stomach sensations of 'I can't draw' -- with this book, that is most definitely NOT a prerequisite and NOT the point!!!