I have just signed up for the Sketchbook project .
I keep promising myself I shall do more sketchbook work, partly for fun partly for design training but somehow, apart from the cuttings and line diagrams I do regularly in a quilting journal I never get around to it. I am not confident with art skills and am always ambushed by the feeling that spending precious time on a book that no-one sees is a waste of time. That even though I know it not to be so. But you know - head and hearts do not always play nicely together.
But this project does not require any great talent but ensures that someone somewhere will probably look at my book.( Indeed I shall be blogging it so in due course I shall be pathetically begging you all to look at it!)
Just the push I needed.
I intended to choose the theme lines and grids as that seemed safe and doable.
But I seem to have accidentally ticked the box asking for a theme to be chosen randomly for me and I got 'The view from here'.
Hmmm... not bad - some ideas already based on the excited scribbles I made on scrap paper of the landscapes when flying into Queenstown, New Zealand whilst cursing myself for leaving the camera in the overhead locker. (Too late now: seatbelt signs on and look at those fablulous lines and fissures.......!)
And I did want to do some sketchbook work based on the local museum which I see from my room here in Blackburn.
And the theme is only a starting point anyway......
Now, I have to wait for my book to come from the US.
Do you think this occasion justifies the buying of a box of oil pastels I don't really know how to use yet?