Ever since I finished my Italy travel journal, I've been wanting to publish it as a Blurb book, just like I did with my Ireland sketchbook back in 2011. But it's been over a year since I put the final brushstroke on that last sketch of Pisa, and this project just kept getting pushed to the back burner. Finally, a few weeks ago, I made up my mind to just do it...and here it is, just in time for your Christmas stocking!
The book has 70 beautiful full-color pages and includes every page of my travel journal from my two-week trip to northern Italy and Tuscany in 2013. It was a wonderful, amazing trip, and I fell in love with the country, so much so that I decided to go back in 2015 and share it with my sketching buddies. I'll be teaching two different workshops in Italy next year. Read all about them here.
Click here to order your copy of Sketchbook Journeys: Italy
If you're like me, you love to peek inside other artists' sketchbooks to see how they do what they do, so here's your chance to peek into mine. It's filled with ideas for page layouts, borders, lettering styles and interesting subject matter. The books are priced at just pennies over cost, and, if you'd like to purchase one, be sure to check for Blurb coupons online. To buy a copy locally, stop by Artbeat gallery in Waynesburg, PA.
I hope you enjoy this armchair trip to Italy, but watch out! You might just find yourself on Travelocity looking up airfares to Florence. Give in to those impulses - come and paint Italy with me!