Yesterday, I decided to add a sketch in my journal from summer 2014. It is the journal I worked on during the summer that I had the idea to do the journaling trip to Umbria. I used it as a sample to show potential travellers what kind of exercises we'd be doing.
I wanted to time my sketch. I want to tell the travellers that a sketch is not a drawing. It should be something done very quickly. (I remember taking a sketching class a few years ago at the Toronto School of Art and the teacher made us sketch the actors in a movie. Do you know how fast they move and change position?? It was impossible.)
So I found a page in the journal that was empty and set off outside.
I got so into sketching that I forgot to time myself!
I 'snapped out of it' when I got home, after I had added some colour with my water paints.
Oh well. It was nice getting lost in the moment.