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Drawing Travel Memories Was Apparently Not Challenging Enough for this Artist

Etch a Sketch Taj Mahal

While most tourists take hundreds of snapshots while on vacation, photographs are not the only way to visually document a trip.

Many artists enjoy creating a travel diary or portfolio of their journeys. Some sketch in pencil. Others prefer pen and ink. Then there are those who create watercolors or even pastel drawings of their travels.

So it shouldn’t be a surprise that when artist Jane Labowitch traveled to India she wanted to create her own artist’s travel diary. After all, India is a land that is rich in shapes, textures, patterns, and all sorts of incredible images.

But you won’t believe what her favorite medium is! Labowitch wasn’t satisfied with any traditional artist diary methods. Instead she decided to use an Etch a Sketch. Yep, the toy that many of us played with as kids–and struggled to create simple images.

She certainly doesn’t struggle with the medium. She goes by the moniker Princess Etch A Sketch.  She has been drawing with the Etch a Sketch since she was 4. Now 24 she sells her drawings, often for $1000 or more.

“When I travel with my Etch A Sketch, it encourages me to create art directly from life,” says Labowitch. “India was a great destination because it had so much inspiring architecture. Each piece took anything from one to ten hours.”

The Etch a Sketch artist prefers urban images for her work. She has created her works around the world, gathering inspiration from buildings and intricate architectural details and even sculptures and landscapes.

Because of her incredible ability with the “toy” Labowitch, who currently resides in Chicago, has been interviewed and featured on many shows. Recently she had an event at the Kohl Children’s Museum.


Read more on The Telegraph, original article by Hazel Plush

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