Friday, April 10, 2009
New group blog for artists who work in nature...first post!
Hi all...I've wanted to start this new blog, by and for people who sketch or paint in nature, working on the spot and doing field studies, botanicals, quick gesture sketches, or careful renderings, for a long time. Finally jumped in today!
I've believed for years that one of the best healers, one of the best teachers, is nature--and creativity. We learn so much, and take a little break from the everyday world and its problems and stresses. We slow down, we pay attention, we learn to care about what we're drawing and see it in a whole new way.
I've invited a group of artists whose work fits that basic concept to be a part of this blog; I plan to invite more as time goes by, rather like the Urban Sketchers blog but with the focus on nature.
I hope the artists I've invited enjoy sharing what they've discovered in nature, and that our readers do, too...