22 October 2014

Update: A change of location and schedule

This post is an announcement of some major transitions in the works for Drawn to Quebec. I would like to start by thanking you all for being such interested and supportive readers! Quebec City is where I realized that my love for sketching to chronicle the world around me was shared by others, and that there was much to be gained by actively sharing that pleasure with others.

That being said, next week's article in the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph will mark a shift from a weekly column to a monthly column. This transition is taking place because I am moving away from Quebec. Happily, I have lots of material stockpiled from my four years here in Quebec. Because the QCT and Drawn to Quebec readers are still interested in seeing an illustrated version of Quebec, from now on, the column will be printed the last week of the month. 

So, thank you so much for reading and stay tuned for lots more sketches of Quebec!

15 October 2014

Need a muse? Join my Oct. 23 workshop at the Musée de la civilisation!

Sketch mythology at the Musée de la civilisation!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 @ 5:30 PM en français (cliquez ici pour d'infos en français)
Inspired by the mythological cabinets of curiosities of the Muses’ Workshop, participants in this workshop will sketch from life (observational drawing).
In the style of a travel journal (carnet de voyage), I will teach you how to record your observations using a combination of sketches and notes.
Whether you are a novice or a well-seasoned artist, a mythology buff or a curious newcomer, the techniques introduced during this soirée offers a strong foundation for those interested in developing urban sketching and journal-keeping habits. Participants will receive a sketchbook and sketching materials will be provided.
REGISTER BY CALLING: 418 643-2158 (the Musée de la civilisation’s registration line).
COST: $8/ $5 for members & students

12 October 2014

Sketchbook snapshot: A colorful season

What is it that drags vibrant leaves - those emblems of autumn - to the soil, and how is it that they turn such glowing colors while the summer sun fades?

These are the questions I explored in a recent Drawn to Quebec column, in anticipation of the upcoming color show. Now, we're in haut saison and daylight appears to be filtered through thousands of exquisite stained-glass window panes.