The Return of the Sketchbook

Throughout 2021 I’ve been working with the brilliant Eleanor Snare who offers supervision for freelancers and businesses. I call our sessions art counselling and they’ve helped me to focus on the direction of my teaching and practice.

One of the challenges I set myself was to start working in a sketchbook again, something that I’d stopped doing since the move last year. Throughout August I’ve been adding inspiration images, samples and sketches into a book. I’ve tried new techniques like collage and we went on a sketch walk with local illustrator Savannah Storm.

I’ve enjoyed gathering everything together in one place, it helps me to know that I have a reference to look back on when I’m feeling uninspired. I’ve been making notes about new pieces too which means I can look at the sketches and ideas when I’m spending the day in my studio.

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