Field Journal Workshop in Yellowstone National Park 7/13

I took a second field and nature journaling class with Hannah Hinchman at the Yellowstone Assn. Institute's Lamar Buffalo Ranch last week. We were to have made our own journals, but Hannah realized that that would take too much time away from sketching, so she made the Japanese-style folding books for us. Other than the fact that it was in the upper 80's at over 8000', it was another excellent Institute class.

Before the class, I drove down to Salt Lake City to attend the meeting of the Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators, and to help score Certification exams. Going this route enabled me to get to YNP via the South entrance for the first time, and to go through Teton National Park. We'd been past Teton before, but it was in the dark, so I hadn't seen those magnificent mountains before. The lake area, unlike Old Faithful tends to be quieter, with much fewer cars and people. I would have liked to stay a night at the Lake Hotel, but my schedule just didn't permit that.

Teton National Park

Teton National Park

The shore of Yellowstone Lake.

The shore of Yellowstone Lake.

Journal sketch on the first morning of class. The uinta ground squirrels were everywhere, and eventually got a little too close, and got a "shoo!".

An "event map" at Lost Lake, which is up above Tower/Roosevelt, on a trail that starts at Petrified Tree. Our goal was to sit and note with writing or sketching, what noises or occurrences went on around us over a period of time.

Quick watercolor sketch of the cabins at the Yellowstone Assn. Institute's Lamar Buffalo Ranch campus.

Back to basics - light on form.

Classroom view of Just Another Perfect Day in Paradise -