Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Art of Urban Sketching is here!

 I'm not sure if I was absolutely the last Urban Sketchers correspondent to receive my copy of The Art of Urban Sketching, but I was getting very worried watching them arrive everywhere from the Caribbean to Turkey to New Zealand and no little white slip in my postbox... but at last on Monday there it was and I rushed off to fetch it, racing home again to open the box and turn the pages from the first to the last. As I say in my sidebar, it is a treasure trove - of sketches, sketching experiences, stories, tips and inspiration from all around the world - and is going to keep me enthralled and engrossed for many hours, over and over again.
I am so proud to be included in this collection with the talented, varied and versatile artists who have contributed to the book, and am ever grateful to Gabi Campanario aka The Seattle Sketcher. First of all for starting this global community, then inviting me to represent my city and country in sketches, expanding my horizons beyond what I ever imagined - through discovering my own city more deeply and intimately, online sharing, the Lisbon symposium that made some of my virtual friends three dimensional and real and introduced me to the new experience of tutoring - and now this wonderful book, which entailed many, many long hours of planning, design, emailing, downloading, curating, compilation and editing for Gabi and his family.
I had to show off my pages here, just a fraction of what this fat, generous book holds in store. I would encourage anyone at all interested in urban sketching or travel to get a copy, ASAP!

9 comments:

Sue Pownall said...

I am so pleased your book arrived and you shared your lovely sketches that have been included.

Whilst not an USk correspondent I'm awaiting my delivery of the book, which left Germany 2 weeks ago :( Looking forward to seeing yours, and everyones sketches whenever I wish.

Cathy Gatland said...

I hope it gets to you very soon Sue. It is a different experience being able to look at the sketches at your leisure instead of on a screen - you will love it!

Sadami said...

Hi, Cathy,
Congra~~~ts!!! Wonderful book!
Best wishes,Sadami

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

congratulations! You deserve to be featured in that book!

(Now I hope I can post this with Blogger's weird new words that I can never make out and have to type in. I swear I am not a robot.)

Isabel said...

Hi Cathy it just looks so exciting and you're not the last one I'm still waiting for mine and thinking he's gone missing somewhere!!!

Cathy Gatland said...

Thanks Sadami and Carol - it seems spammers still manage to get round those weird words into my comments :(
Isabel, I do hope it arrives soon - it is surface mail so maybe the ship that brought mine is on its way up the coast to Mauritania!

gabi campanario said...

Hi Cathy! So excited to read your post! I'm glad you got your copy and liked the way it turned out. Thanks for being part of it! I've done an excerpt of your post on the "official" book website at http://www.theartofurbansketching.com/ Cheers!

Nora MacPhail said...

Gorgeous! It's wonderful to see the power of sketching!

Ordinarylife said...

The book looks gorgeous - well done.