A Beginning

Cappuccino in Italy

Welcome to my sketchblog! I’ve been trying to sketch more regularly and hope this will be a good motivator to keep me going.

A few years ago I published two issues of Trumpetvine Travels, a zine focused on sketching. It was a wonderful experience: I loved planning and creating the issues and I met many wonderful people as a result. However, the tasks of printing, binding, tracking, and shipping proved to be too much and I could not continue.

I do miss it though and hope to regain some of that magic on a smaller scale here, sharing sketches and some new articles as well.

And so, here we go, off on a new Trumpetvine adventure…


9 Responses to “A Beginning”

  1. Mike Couch Says:

    Beautiful. How did you start? can we buy a copy of the book?

    How do we start the basic outline of our subject, especially the human form, head, etc

  2. Jane LaFazio Says:

    SO glad you started a blog, Martha! I too have enjoyed trumpetvine travels. So very glad you’ve started a blog!!

  3. witness Says:

    I love this little sketch of your hot beverage. So wonderfully descriptive, yet simply stated. Nicely done.

  4. Marilyn Says:

    This is such a wonderful rendering. The shadows are perfect. I just really like it.

  5. Jan Says:

    I’m pleased to find your sketchblog too. And, for me, the coffee cup is the ultimate subject matter – and this is a fantastic coffee!

  6. Linda M Says:

    I’ve also been a big fan of Trumpetvine Travels, and have enjoyed looking at it online many times. You do wonderful work — and it’s exciting that you now have a sketchblog and are a member of EDM! Yay! 🙂

  7. Dawn Says:

    It’s so generous of you to put the Trumpetvine Travels online. I can’t wait to download it at school. I’m on dial-up and it would take forever.

  8. Penny Says:

    I have also dropped into your trumpet vine travels many times. Glad you are here.

  9. Nancy Says:

    I’ve visited Trumpetvine Travels many times — I’m so glad you have a blog. I look forward to reading it regularly.

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