Sketchbook Journal Pages

Painting in Bay View
It's been so long since I have blogged, let's see if I remember how to do it.

Last week I finished up a busy week of classes with torrential rain for a few minutes on the last day.  Fortunately, one of the ladies in the afternoon journal class had a wonderful front porch with a ceiling fan.  It was an extremely hot week, and the thunderstorm didn't really cool things down.  In spite of the heat, we always seemed to find a shady spot with a little breeze.

At the beginning of June, we went out to California and brought back our two California grandchildren. 
Between the kids and classes, summer is speeding along. I'll go back through my sketchbook and try to get up to speed posting some of the sketches and demonstrations.

Are you sketching?  How's your summer going?


Margie said...

Good to see you Catherine. Sounds like a very busy summer which is flying by for all of us. I just posted an update on my artsy fartsy endeavors a week or two ago. Here's the link. I so adore watercolor, and I keep plugging away at it. Your WC ALWAYS inspires me.


Hugs, Margie

Catherine said...

Margie - love your journal pages! Hugs to you too.

Diana said...

Catherine I love your pages! and I agree you always inspire me too.love,Diana

BluepieDesigns said...

hi catherine...new here..just stumbled upon your blog...wow..looks great! I love your sketchbook!...I wonder if i may ask..is your book handmade? if not where did u get it? looking forward to browsing the rest of your blog!

Marj said...

I am so looking forward to our WC Journaling Class next week! Need some inspiration--and I know I'll get it in Bay View :-)
Just seeing your posts gives me "get up and go!" See U next week! Marj.M.

Catherine said...

Thanks Diana - and you inspire me!

Marj - looking forward to seeing you next week!

Catherine said...

Hi Debi - welcome to my blog! Yes, I do bind my own sketchbooks. My friend, Cathy Cohen, and I teach bookbinding workshops. I like to use Strathmore Aquarius II in them because it folds and stitches well, takes watercolor nicely and doesn't buckle.