Monday, June 10, 2013

Twitterville


Though I joined Twitter what seems like eons ago, only in the last weeks I've begun composing 140-character messages in earnest. I've even spent $1.99 for an app that lets me browse through the lists of people I follow in my iPhone (sketchers/artists, journalists, Seattle media, etc...) It's called Echofon, and it's making the experience much more worth my time.

For a while, I mostly used Twitter to post photos of my sketches -- how cool is it to live-tweet a sketch in progress, huh? But, lately, I'm beginning to converse with others via Twitter as well -- I think that's what I was missing! I'm getting to know my tweeps better and I don't feel like I'm shouting into the ether anymore.

In addition to the "look-at-what-I'm-sketching-now" posts, I'm also sharing more links and re-tweeting other people's messages. It feels good to draw attention to work other than my own.

Here are some of those links I shared this week:

I'd go see this if I could: The Art of Daniel Clowes at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Opens June 29
http://mcachicago.org/exhibitions/next/all/319

Poignant sketch of @FDNY's Engine 55 by Vancouver sketcher Don McNulty
http://www.flickr.com/photos/donmcn/8969129961/

Matthew Cencich organizes exhibit of sketchbooks in Victoria, BC
http://www.urbansketchers.org/2013/06/urban-sketchers-exhibit-at-my-local.html?spref=tw

The City of Seattle Municipal Archives on flickr. Does your city do something like this. What a great source of sketching ideas
http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlemunicipalarchives

Michel Longuet and Simo Capecchi sketchwalk in Paris. I bought Longuet's book too
http://www.urbansketchers.org/2013/06/adresses-fantomes-michel-longuet.html?spref=tw

The DIY sketchbooks of Jessie Chapman
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessiecchapman/sets/72157634028935819/

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