Artist Paul Klee remarked “A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.”

One of my favorite quotes comes from Paul Klee who said “A drawing is simply a line going for a walk”.  This summer as you travel take a sketchbook with you and a simple #2 pencil or your ballpoint pen!   Sketching does not need to be complicated nor do you have to be an “artist” to sketch.  I like to do a combination as I travel.  I pick up a postcard here and there and use a glue stick to attach it in my sketchbook.   I doodle and sketch around the postcard, add words in my hotel room at the end of the day.

Travel sketchbook: Simple version!

Sometimes if there is time I sketch on location during the day, usually on 5 or ten minutes worth!  Simplicity is the word you don’t have to be a Rembrandt.  Attach train tickets, parts of brochures, fancy chocolate wrappers that all remind you of that day on your trip.  Also a good option is a little pair of folding scissors in you checked bag for cutting up brochure and other printed free materials.  So pack a sketchbook, glue stick and pencil or pen and you are all ready to go this summer!

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  1. Dot Christenson

    Maybe I should try this! Tried to make a comment by clicking on your page and just got ads for the last thing I purchased on-line. Maddening. Ready for your Maine trip? I got out my big bag today, need to check what winter stuff to take to the far north. Since June essentially ‘disappeared’, I think July will go even faster. Happy Travels, Love, Dot

    On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 6:20 PM, April Christenson artist wrote:

    > April Christenson posted: “One of my favorite quotes comes from Paul Klee > who said “A drawing is simply a line going for a walk”. This summer as you > travel take a sketchbook with you and a simple #2 pencil or your ballpoint > pen! Sketching does not need to be complicated nor do y” >

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