Secret Sauce: Composition / by Melanie Ida Chopko

Nature Journal Club creating compositions today at the Oakland Museum

Nature Journal Club creating compositions today at the Oakland Museum

Im pretty much walking on air after learning more about composition today with my hero, John Muir Laws. John wrote and painted the stunning Illustrated Guide to the Sierra Nevadas, and is also phenomenally gifted educator: clear, hilarious, quoting poets and the confusion of the creative process. Every time I go to events with his Nature Journal Club I'm inspired- inspired to make better work, inspired to support other adults in drawing, inspired by the work I see. And I touch back to the whole reason I draw in the first place - sitting with an illustrated journal to practice really seeing, smelling and breathing the world around me. Such a gift to me!