2013 Imaginary Trips Schedule Now Posted!

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©1997 Alaskan Sketchbook Cover
Laure Ferlita
Watercolor
11.5" x 5.5"
Game On! Or maybe I should say "Schedule Up!"

I have posted the 2013 Imaginary Trips Schedule and you can find it here! New trips and visits are planned as well as some prior destinations that you might have missed the first time around. For those of you waiting for the Independent Learning Classes (or should I say still waiting), that is my first priority for 2013. The first of the ILCs will be posted by the end of April!

I have to tell you I'm pretty excited about the first class on the schedule for this year, An Imaginary Visit to A Past Vacation! (Please click the title for more information.)

If you're anything like me, you've probably taken at least one vacation in your life before you started to sketch or before you became comfortable sketching around others. Or maybe you've taken one recently, but the trip was so fast-paced you didn't getting any sketching done.

Take a look at the sketch at the top of this post...you'll note the copyright date is 1997! And that's when I completed the sketch from my trip to Alaska...from 1996! It also happens to be the only sketch I completed from that trip despite my well-thought-out plans.

Is that just not sad? That was a fabulous trip! I made the sketchbook, I gathered my materials and I painted the cover. What happened to everything else, all those other great pages dancing in my head?

Somewhere along the way life got busy and interfered with my well-thought-out plans. I have no sketches for that trip other than the cover. The horror! You know they say about "good intentions," right?

I decided to correct this huge oversight and it started me thinking about the trip and all the stuff I didn't remember. (Oh, come on, it was nearly 20 years ago! Surely you don't think I can remember it that well!)

How could I go about reconstructing my trip so that I had a sketchbook that was worthy of this great trip when I CRS (can't remember stuff)?

This experience lead me to put together the class and to share it with others who might have done something similar. So if you're one of those people—just like me—that have lots of good intentions but no sketchbooks, come join me!

Please check out the new schedule for a "trip" or a "visit" as we're going to some fun new places as well as revisiting some of the prior places we've visited.

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8 Creative Thought(s)

  1. So happy to see you back creating Laure. Sounds a terribly difficult time that you have overcome. Hugs!

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  2. Oh, what a great idea! Since I'm relatively new to sketching, nearly all my vacations were taken before I learned anything about it. I'm definitely taking that class.

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  3. I'm SO happy your classes are back on! I can't wait to get started!

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  4. Yeah! Have been waiting for this day. There are at least 3 trips I want to take and I signed up for the vacation trip.. Sounds like so much fun.

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  5. Laure, great to have you back! Your classes sound wonderful!

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  6. Hi Laure,
    Hopefully 2013 is going to be a much better year for you. So glad to hear your voice smiling! Looking forward also to some imaginary trips made real. The last one was wonderful. Sending good thoughts your way.

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  7. Oh Laure, so happy to see you back in the saddle!!! Hope this as exciting for you as it will be for the students!!! Can't wait to speak with you!

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  8. Your painting is super. It has to evoke the feeling of Alaska when you see it but I am sure too, that more would have been nicer for the memories.

    I have trouble painting on visits to places partly because the people I am with don't have the patience to put up with me so learning to do it after the fact can be a handy tool.

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