This book just arrived at our library and we're all quite taken with it. Sized small (5x7") to fit in your coat pocket or journal bag, it's full to the bursting with nearly 200 techniques to use in your drawing and sketching. Complied by Helen Birch with contributions from dozens and dozens of artists. The table of contents includes a small thumbnail of each spread, And a great index divides sections into Principal Element, Medium,Type of Drawing and Subject. Lots of tips, techniques and eye candy. Published by Chronicle so you know you're in for a treat. I plan to delve into it more deeply when I can wrest it from my co-worker's hands!
away in the Latin Quarter in the 5th arrondissment.
Originally constructed in 1334 as residence for the Abbots of Cluny, (atop the remains of Gallo-Roman baths) it had a long and varied history before being donated to the state for use as a museum. It is one of the finest remaining examples of medieval Gothic architectural in Paris.
I've been lucky enough to visit twice and both times my favourite exhibit was the Unicorn tapestries, La Dame a la Licorne, called the Tapestry Cycle.
A series of six Flemish tapestries depicting the senses, created between 1484 and 1500. They are housed in a low light circular room and are breath taking for their artistry, their age and their beauty.
The courtyard is a lovely spot to sit for awhile and journal
We are all artists--so when creativity calls, be sure to answer!
Growing up in Azusa, California, my kindergarten teacher gave me an "unsatisfactory" in
Cut&Paste, and I believed her for 50 years. Now I am a mixed media artist and work in a library.