Sketchbook update

Laurie Doctor’s advice to our Cheerio group last spring was to make and keep some sort of sketchbook or journal and to not let a day pass without writing or drawing in it.  I confess that the latter is easier said than done.  Here are some of my more recent entries.

I have several books both horizontal and vertical since I most often use watermedia to write, paint or draw. That way I don’t have any reason to not keep going if one of them is waiting to dry.

For those of you new to my blog, I created three coptic bound sketchbooks using previously painted papers as well as blank pages. The signatures were designed with Bugra, Arches Text Wove (Velin) and Hahnemuhle Ingres.

5 Replies to “Sketchbook update”

  1. Great heavens, how satisfying it must be to dance these marks and colors into the page well done my friend! are you looking at the calligraphy retreat in DAyton in June 2011? Jacqueline Sullivan, Judy Melvin and Rosie Haurt? sounds like a good time for some comradering.

  2. Sandy, you are an inspiration to me! What a dance these pages are! I know how hard it is to show up sometimes, but oh, aren’t we always so glad we did. Pure fun!

  3. Dayton does sound like a fun time. I’ll have to check the dates. Thanks to you both for your kind words. Laurie was so right about the freedom that comes in sketchbooks. No pressure. Just the joy of playing 🙂

  4. Many thanks, Jan. Our granddaughter gives names to the pages when she looks at my books and they’re often edible titles 🙂

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