Making Images, Making Memories

October 1, 2013

“Make your own images, and you will make your own memories.”
— Danny Gregory, An Illustrated Journey:  Inspiration from the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers

Replica of Stonehenge on the Columbia River near Goldendale, WA

Replica of Stonehenge on the Columbia River near Goldendale, WA

” . . . to truly see the places one has traveled so far to see, one need only pack along a pen and a sketchbook.”
— Danny Gregory, An Illustrated Journey:  Inspiration from the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers

I admire nature journals and travel sketchbooks but I’ve always had trouble slowing down enough on my travels to stop and pull out paints and paper and actually sketch something.  I didn’t even try on last weekend’s getaway to Eastern Washington.  But I was so inspired by Danny Gregory’s book, An Illustrated Journey:  Inspiration from the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers, that when I got home, I attempted a sketch from one of the photos I took at the war memorial and Stonehenge replica along the Columbia River near Goldendale.  I will try to make it a priority to do this more often as a way to build even more memories from my travels.

Interior view, Stonehange replica

Interior view, Stonehenge replica

Replica of Stonehenge on a bluff over the Columbia River

Replica of Stonehenge on a bluff over the Columbia River

Watercolor sketch of my husband at the Stonehenge replica

Watercolor sketch of my husband at the Stonehenge replica

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to “Making Images, Making Memories”

  1. camilla wells paynter Says:

    I had no idea there was a Stonehenge replica over there. What a trip! Good idea, to paint from your photos…I like the colors you used for the standing stones.

  2. shoreacres Says:

    I had no idea there’s a replica there, too. There’s one here in the Texas hill country. It was built on private land, and then moved to an arts center near Hunt, Texas. I wonder how many more there are?


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