We are on a journey through another one of my small artist sketchbooks. As with all my books of this type, I take a sketchbook and fill it with whatever I feel like doing at the time. No planning, just enjoyment.
This book was done between August 2020 and February 2022, more or less (I date each page as I do it).
I don’t go through the book page by page in order, though in general the earlier images are at the front and the later ones following – but sometimes I skip pages and come back later, or do some other thing. No reason, that is just how I do it.
Let’s take a look.
Here’s today’s page spread.
Here are individual views of the pages.
I like the way your snippets methodology has appeared in this sketchbook. The trio of text stacks make me think of high rise buildings. The two figures on the other page make me think of people secreted away in a shady but cosy nook, somewhere away from the bustle of other areas of the building.
I like the idea or buildings made of words! I chose these phrases at random and arranged them as they came, and once again I am surprised by the magic of the snippets of phrases and words to combine and make sense. The other picture is from my gouache experiments – I like the sort of dreamy way this one turned out.
Nice to catch a glimpse in your sketchbook. Do you use it mostly at home or do you take your sketchbook out and about?
HI! I work on the sketchbook only at home. When I’m out I take photos rather than draw – my eyesight is not great and I prefer to work from photos. And, I like to keep moving so photos work for me. These sketchbooks let me do small projects that I don’t have to make “perfect”, or try out materials, that is what their purpose is for me.
Sounds perfect! 🙂 The process of doing small projects in your sketchbook great idea.
love those ladder poems (K)
The random nature of creating them plus the subsequent reading of them and deciphering their messages (because they always seem to end up with something that coheres) is a process that fascinates me.
I agree. How does it come together? A mystery.
I am seeing two women on a balcony. At the opera, or a concert. It is intermission time. They ran into each other. Are they glad? Or would they rather have not???
Hmmm, I like this scenario. I would say opera. Both of them are a little bored (they each came with a companion who likes opera more than they do so they went along with the idea to be nice) and normally they would not talk much but today, well, the situation makes them best friends. Until the intermission is over, anyway…