Monday, June 24, 2013

Japanese Gardens and Project Planning!

I attended another sketch group meet-up this past Saturday. It was held at Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden at Manito Park. It was a cloudy day but we did not get any rain which was a change after a very rainy week. My sketches turned out awful because it seems I was not in the sketching mood. I did take a few photos of the gardens while I was there and will share one or two in this blog post.

Nothing real fancy since I was using my Sony Cybershot camera to take quick photos. I just want to share a few photos of the location.

I will be joining the group off and on for sketching meet-ups in the future. I still feel super rusty when it comes to sketching. I am going to try and find a style and stop trying to make complete drawings. That is not what sketching is about. I just need to relax and focus on "simple is better".

I have other plans brewing. I am planning a joint photo blog project with other photographer friends. I just sent the proposal out and am waiting to hear back from the three friends I have approached for the beginning of the project. It should be a lot of fun and it has possibility for turning into a great way to promote people's photography and to share photography from lesser known (and hobby) photographers I know. I will definitely post on how the project goes and provide a link for it when it gets started.

So, this has been what I have been up to lately. Exciting stuff in the world of Brie for sure.


Noelle said...

The gardens are beautiful! I think whenever we stop doing something for a while and then go back to it, it takes a bit of time to get back into the swing of it again, whatever that may be. For you it's sketching. I've had the same thing happen with singing many times, when I don't do it for a while, it's like my pipes are rusty until I work out the kinks. You'll get back into it. And in the meantime, the photo blog sounds very cool!

SnapandPrint said...

Thanks for the comment about the sketching. I am hoping it gets easier again and I am able to concentrate on it.