Sketchbook Project

We went to State Street in Madison to visit the mobile Sketchbook ProjecExhibit.  This is a project that has people, artists and non artists alike make and submit sketchbooks. They take the books submitted each year on a road trip. One can check out a book and get a second random book to view .  They are all filed with a searchable data base.  It was quite fun. I had searched for quilts, so the attendant added to my selection a book made out of cloth.  At the front of the book was this quote in Latin:

latinThis phrase fits the idea of Two Books, that Nature has a kind of design. You can see that design as the result of natural selection, you can dispute if there is any design, or you can see that behind the design is an artist.

I’d like to explore sketchbook making and keeping as a future Two Book Retreats course.  Stay Tuned.

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Week 2 at the Tenney Locks

First we thought about this:

…the universe… is before our eyes like a beautiful book in which all creatures, great and small, are as letters to make us ponder the invisible things of God…     (Belgic Confession, Article 2)

Think of a time when you were able to hear the message of the universe and its creatures.  What allowed you at that time to hear that message?

Then we painted…