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Travel Sketchbooks

Using travel to stretch the mind's perspective is a great exercise. It also plants the seeds for future art projects and paintings

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Fred H. Griffin

Northwest artist and graphic design instructor, taught at Burnley School of Professional Art & Art Institute of Seattle from 1960 - 2010. His work was shown in many Northwest galleries throughout his career.

Save every visual piece. All your note fragments. Put them into notebooks, onto sheets, save in folders. Look at these visuals from time to time. Cluster and rearrange them from their original purpose. Blow up, reduce, fill in, outline. This is the building of a personal alphabet. Your code. Your personal visual language. The notes have a living essence. The motivating gesture is there. Craft of refinement will come with practice, but accuracy is a separate thing.

~ Fred H. Griffin

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