Monday, June 1, 2009

Short video of the Sketching & Painting in Nature presentation for Sierra Club

I did a presentation for the Sierra Club's first international gathering in 2005, in San Francisco. I was quite an experience, and I was scared to death! ALL those people, and an unfamiliar laptop and presentation!

But I finally got to meet my wonderful editor, Jim Cohee, and he was every bit as delightful as I'd always thought. He took Joseph and me to lunch and we had a grand time getting to know eachother in person. (Turned out they had grown up about 12 miles from eachother, in California!)

Jim was my editor on
The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature, Revised Edition and The Sierra Club Guide to Painting in Nature (Sierra Club Books Publication) and although I'm glad for HIM that he got to retire...I sure do miss him!

(And yes, we had a glorious time in San Francisco, I sketched at Ocean Beach and the nearby Want to go back!)


  1. Thanks, Lin! I've got the long version almost ready to go on a CD, but I had a glitch in my MovieMaker program and can't seem to make it go away! I HATE to start over...

  2. That was great! What a lovely thing to watch this morning with my coffee. Sure wish it was longer....get that glitch fixed! Oh, and I loved the cow holding the kite!! What made you think of that? Hilarious woman you.

  3. Glad you liked it! Actually, the cow was done as a present for a buddy of mine, originally (we used to send cows back and forth), but it WAS funny...

    And yes, I hope I can get it fixed soon! It's a floating caption...if you add new visuals in front of it, the caption floats to another graphic where it makes NO sense. Grrrrrrr! If you put a caption before or after a picture, you can delete it. If it floats, you never see it again till it pops up and says "hey, stupid!"

  4. I finally got the video to load and watch it today! Wonderful!

  5. Hooray, Elizabeth, I'm glad you liked it!


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