I have to be creative to keep positive so creative improvement while social distancing is the goal. They way things are going I don’t see being able to go into group settings anytime soon and as long as social distancing is in place most likely pools and other common areas will remain closed. So how do you keep creative and social distance at the same time?
Sketch Walks are my answer and may be for you as well. The power of these are not so much about the art but about the experience. The Walks offer you a way to get outside which will improve your spirits. They offer you a chance to improve your talent by working on your art which will keep you creative, and it is easy to social distance because you can set up anywhere. Now you may be thinking I don’t draw so why would I go on a Sketch Walk?
A Sketch Walk is more about the experience than the art so you don’t need to draw, you can read a book, take photos, look at nature, or just sit and meditate. You can also do this as a family and the best part of all it’s free. It really is the same as going to the park but with more purpose. Below are some videos to get you set for that outdoor trip so that you know what you need to take with you and what you may want to look for. Even the park across the street can be a new location for you offering a new purpose.
Enjoy the Sketch Walks and try to stay positive as we move into the Summer months.
About the Artist
Bruce Outridge is an artist, cartoonist, and caricature artist from Burlington Ontario Canada. Although most of his work is cartooning he enjoys sketching on location especially when he travels to the Caribbean. To learn more about Bruce and his art visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com