If you are planning to come to my weekend workshop, please message me (dannyATdannygregory.com).
I’d love to assemble an online group beforehand so we can chat and I can give you tips on what to bring (firearms, scuba gear, chocolate biscuits, etc).
The group is going on FBook. Let me know if you are coming and want to join.
So, listen, I have always thought it would be nice to get a group of people together and draw in a lovely place. You could call it a class, a workshop, a mildly dirty weekend ( if you are sloppy with your ink) , whatever you want, but it could be fun if I could ever get it together.
It seems I finally have.
Last fall I was contacted by Arthur Samuelson, a lovely man who is the director of the Rowe Camp and Conference Center in the Berkshires in Massachusetts and asked if I might want to come up and do a workshop there in late spring. It does seem like the perfect place to spend some time together drawing and so I have agreed to do it on the weekend of May 31- June 2.
It is an accesible place but also remote enough to be a proper get-away. And what I really like is how affordable it is, room and boardwise — they even are willing to price things according to need, so I hope you can manage it.
It will be a three day event, from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. We will get together on Friday evening, I will talk a bit and discuss a plan for the weekend. And I will show examples from my journal collection. Then you can thumb through em (and hopefully share some of your own). After a good breakfast on Saturday we will set out to draw in the woods, the lake, and the small town nearby. In the evening, we’ll sit around together and share journals and stories. Then on Sunday we’ll do some more drawing and writing and scatter home after lunch.
I will post a lot more about it very soon but just wanted to get the word out now so you can make plans a reserve a place (I think the number of attendees may be limited). This is my first time doing such a thing so if you have any suggestions, please let me know.
Here’s the link for details and registration.
Even if you have NEVER drawn before, please consider joining us. I will be fun and not at all traumatic, I promise! I really hope you can come.
I did a long interview on the radio this morning with Paula Granquist on “ArtZany!: Radio for the Imagination” on KYMN Radio in Minnesota. We talked about A Kiss Before You Go but the conversation was far more wide ranging and covered many important creative concepts. It’s about 45 minute long and you can hear it here.
I was also on some other shows in the past couple of weeks including:
- TURNING PAGES, KCBX Public Radio FM 90 San Luis Obispo, CA (March 11)
- THE ROUNDTABLE on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio. Hear here. (March 12)
- IT’S YOUR HEALTH RADIO, WUML, Boston Talks, Boston, MA (March 19)
- MORNING EDITION, WOJB 88.9 FM, Hayward, WI (March 19)
I’m on a quick trip and will be back in a week — at which point I’ll continue to post my video interviews from An Illustrated Journey. Meanwhile, I’m working on my own travel journal…
NPR is broadcasting my conversation with Robin Young on Here & Now today. You can read about it and hear the interview here.