Here’s the next interview with the contributors to my new book An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers
Brenda Swenson was dissuaded from being an artist time and again when she was growing up, but her passion ultimately won out. Now she is a professional artist, an author, and a teacher who leads fantastic sketchbook workshops, helping others discover and believe in their talent. And she loves to travel and fill her sketchbook with juicy watercolors.
Brenda shares a lot more in my book. Here’s an excerpt:
“One day I saw a billboard. Go to school to be a professional artist. Wow, I could be an artist! Right away I told by my step-mom. I know what I am going to be when I grow up. I am going to be an artist! I was abruptly told that’s much to difficult find something else. I was crushed. The only thing in me that felt special wasn’t good enough. I was ten years old..…” (continued)