An honourPosted: September 12, 2012
Today is a very special day for me because I have been invited to be a correspondent on the Urban Sketchers blog. This means that I will be one of 100 sketchers from around the world who post their work (and show their part of the world) on the site. I met and sketched with many of the people who post on the blog this past summer in Santo Domingo at the Urban Sketchers Symposium and I am thrilled and honoured to be posting alongside them. Have a look at the work these people do. You may be astounded at the variety and quality of both the writing and the art. Naturally, I won’t be posting there every day as I do on my own blog but posts that are most relevant to the urban theme will go up there simultaneously.
Not long after I started posting on my own site I had a conversation with Marc Taro Holmes about adding words to my “sketches only” posts. In fact it was on the first day we sketched together at the Redpath Museum. He explained that the storytelling behind the sketches was as important as the sketches themselves and he encouraged me to write. I thank him often for this encouragement.
I have been saving this sketch because I wanted to post it at the same time as my introduction on the Urban Sketchers blog. I painted it at the Byward Market in Ottawa.
To see my intro on Urban Sketchers, click here.