One of the exercises that Misty sent us on was to go and find something that inspired us and sketch it. I don't take time for serious sketching and so this was a new thing for me. One of the reasons that I went on this adventure was to discover new ways to enjoy and be inspired to create my art. So, after a talk with myself, I found a place to sit in the rather dark ballroom where there were many beautiful paintings to be inspired by.
I used my inspiration journal and a stick of willow charcoal and lost myself in the process. But the one on the right above was not looking up and I realized the direction of gaze is something that I really liked about the original.
So, I tried her a second time. Next we had to return to the studio and sketch again into our journal and paint. She became my journal cover. And I vowed to bring home the "sketching" process and make it a habit in my future.
On the last evening, we showed and shared our journals. I will share more another day.