2019: EXPLORE NATURE, LANDSCAPE, & SHALLOW WATERS
Artist's Kayak Healing Journey
Hi, Chris here. I'm an artist, author, illustrator/animator, book designer, publisher, and teacher. Artist's Kayak is about the journey and the journal. Journaling is at the heart of all my creative development projects in the publishing studio. And when we travel, journaling helps me make a creative connection to back-country landscapes and riverish places. So whether I'm at work or play, journaling works for me as a kind of therapy and meditation.
It's what I call the healing journey.
Hi, Linda here. I was born in Hubei province in central China. I speak Mandarin Chinese. I'm a professional interpreter so naturally my goal with Artist's Kayak is to be a sort of 'cultural bridge' for our international audience.
嗨，琳达在这里。 我出生在湖北省，当然我会说普通话。 我是一名专业口译员，所以我的目标是成为对我们的治疗之旅计划感兴趣的中国人的“文化桥梁”。
Getting out in the landscape and nature is where we let our imagination run free. These places are beautiful and every moment is precious and inspirational. Travel experiences like these help revitalize that playfully curious attitude so important to living a productive, creative life.
The Surprising Thing About Journaling
My approach to journaling is a collision and mix-up of all kinds of sketchbook and journaling ideas. I begin with a warm-up routine and blend in travel sketches and observations from nature. What turns up on the page is quite unexpected and fun.
The Drawing Beneath My Kayak - Second Edition
The cover and subtitle, Aquascape Journal: Notes, Sketches & Designs, mark an emphasis on the purpose and benefits of sketching, journaling, and kayaking. Much of the book is written to magnify the message of health and well-being through creative projects and an appreciation of nature.
The Drawing Beneath My Kayak is about exploring the mysterious drama and unusual beauty of shallow water places - above and below the surface of the water. Among the fifty plus pages of aquascape sketches and designs, artist/author Chris Hammond incorporates soul-searching journal entries that aim to connect the dots between the creative process, appreciating nature, and maintaining a strong sense of personal well-being.
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