Monday, August 24, 2009
Resolutions for a new sketchbook
I found this little nest in our garden last week and drew it with dip pen and sepia ink, in a lovely new A5 sketchbook that my nice nephew brought me from the Tate. I want to be quite consistent in medium and subject matter in this book, but annoyingly, before I'd decided this, I started on the first page with a watercolour sketch (below) - not a great one, and the paper doesn't suit w/c well. Also annoyingly, I wrote in the notation on the nest page that it was built on stalks of the jacaranda flowers, when it's the leaf stalks that are falling like rain right now. Will I ever have a neat and ordered showpiece sketchbook? Concentrate Catherine!