Knowing I'm at camp this week, my friend Bo thought to share these sweet words written by Walt Whitman:
Now I know the secret of making
the best persons;
It is to grow in the open air
and to eat and sleep with the earth.
I am growing in the open air. Nothing better.
I brought no paints to camp, just pens, pencils, pastels, and pastel paper. I don't know much about using pastels, and even less about using them on pastel paper—good thing there's plenty of open air in which to grow.
This morning—total fun!—I got to grow side by side with my camp friend Jane, each of us with a self-assembled travel art kit. LOVED painting with her.
|Jane's sketch, looking down the hill|
ink and watercolor pencil
|Dotty's sketch, looking down the hill|
ink, pastel pencil, and oil pastel