Thursday, July 2, 2009

Altered Sketchbook

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In my last post I mentioned my desire to get more out of my sketching and use my sketch books differently. Better. More thoughtfully.

Danny Gregory's book "An Illustrated Life" has inspired me! If you haven't seen his book (and you are interested in improving your sketchbook habits) I recommend it. This is my first day of changing things up and I like it! More words, though I won't do that every day, but more snapshot sketches of the day, too. "If you make a drawing, you remember much more than if you take a photo," Peter Arkle is quoted in the book. I agree. I look forward to exploring new ideas about art and life with my sketchbook at the ready.


Celeste Bergin said...

Your sketchbook entries look lively indeed...a slice of the boating life. It will be very fun to look at later for sure! (I have that book here.....somewhere).

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Celeste! I like the change in my sketchbook! You've read "An Illustrated Life"? It's great!!