Hello peoples, and welcome to Monday! Â Last week on The Artistic Biker Live!, I interviewed Dawn Sokol, the author of Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls. Â We had a lively discussion of the importance in keeping youth interested in the arts and how the marketing people always try to push specific categories. Â That’s how this book became a “For Girls” book instead of for everyone. Â However, Dawn says she’s not giving up and that she hopes her latest title will seem more inclusive to the guys as well.
We also talked about how doodling is such a simple and effective way to get ideas down onto paper and to get the creative juices flowing. Â While we spoke, I worked on this week’s journal page “Out Of My Head”.
Dawn is giving away stuff on her blog, http://www.dawndsokol.com, so be sure and head over their to check it out!
You can see the video for this on The YouTube, or just watch in the embedded player below:
This week I’ll be talking with Juriaan, a freelance artist in Seattle, WA. Â “Jay” and I will be discussing the importance in a strong drawing foundation in ALL of the arts and how to get there in your daily practice. Â Also, this week there will be a drawing for membership in Leslie Herger’s Old Skool Drawing Class. Â Be sure to check out The Artistic Biker Live! every Thursday 7-9pm U.S. Central time. Â http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-artistic-biker
Upcoming events on The Artistic Biker Live!:
19AUG2010 Juriaan The Viking will be joining us to discuss quick drawing techniques that can easily applied anywhere, and life as a professional artist!
26AUG2010 RicÃ« Freeman-Zachery will be joining us discussing her amazing textile works, sewing, and meeting great people even in West Texico.