“My journals and sketchbooks provide me with ways to observe life both by drawing and writing down my thoughts at the moment. I love to draw people in interesting settings such as at museums, in coffee shops, and outside on a patio. These little books that I’ve filled have helped me understand myself better, to clarify my thinking, and to experiment with artistic ideas.”
Martha Slavin is an artist and writer. Her blog, Postcards in the Air, can be found each Friday at www.marthaslavin.blogspot.com. She is a graduate of Scripps College with a degree in Fine Arts. She has a certificate in Creative Writing from UCBerkeley Extension. She has continued her education through San Jose State University, Cal State Hayward, and the Academy of Art University. She is a former middle school art teacher. She lives with her husband and two cats in Danville, California.
As an artist, she works to find ways to combine her art and writing. She creates handmade books and collages, paints with watercolors and other water-based media, uses calligraphy, and does letterpress printing and etching. She writes poetry, memoir pieces, and personal essays. She is working on chapbooks that feature both her art and writing.
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