What beautiful February weather we are having! 76 to almost 80 degrees this weekend. Carter tilled and planted our plot at the Common Grounds Community Garden, I painted the veggie signs for him, so it will look pretty. We are going to have Romaine Lettuce, broccoli, carrots, potatoes, peas, spinach, cauliflower and other organic veggies, can hardly wait till harvest time. I have also started a Common Grounds Garden Art Journal. I will be sketching the veggies, organic products, bugs, butterflies, whatever else happens to cross my sketch pad as I wonder the garden. Check back as I post my sketches. If you are a Common Grounds Community Garden Plot owner, see the info below, on a Garden Art Journal group being formed.
If you are a Common Grounds Plot owner, I will be forming a group for Garden Art Journaling, here’s the info:
Art in the Common Ground’s Garden- Creating a Garden Art Journal
Are there any Common Ground garden folks interested in starting up a group to learn and create for themselves, a Common Ground “Garden Art Journal”? The purpose of the group would be for each of us to create a garden art journal, filled with either/or a combination of sketch pages, watercolor pages, mixed media pages, and collage pages; on things of interest to you in our gardens. The garden art journal would allow those of us creating one, to learn not only about different aspects of gardening, but also about sketching, using watercolors, mixed media, collage, and other art techniques for journaling. We could meet out at the garden, say once a month, or whatever we agree upon. Sharen would go over some journaing technique, then we would all do some sketching/ art journaling at the garden; next we would gather info about our entry. Then we would journal the info on our created page. Each time we meet, Sharen would go over another journaling technique, then we would disperse into the garden to sketch/art journal. Even folks who don’t feel comfortable drawing, might enjoy mixed media journaling, collage journaling or find out that they actually can sketch! We would all be learning about gardening and creating art at the same time. The group would begin in March. Once we know who is interested, we will work out the details.
Preliminary Supple list each person would need to bring ( All can be found at Hobby Lobby):
Mixed Media Sketch Book (has thicker pages that can take watercolor, felt tip pens, etc. (size, somewhere around a 6″ x 9″, but not much larger than an 8″ x 10″)
HB and 3 HB graphite pencils
gum or kneaded eraser
small watercolor set such as the Sakura Koi Water Colors Pocket Field Sketch Box or a box of watercolor pencils or water soluble color crayons
Koi Self Moistening Art Brush #2 or #6 or a small watercolor brush
If you are interested RSVP to:
Subject line: Garden Art Journal