Tuesday 15 January 2019

My sketchbook or whatever you call it!

The problem with calling something a sketchbook is that you feel you should be sketching in it.  And I don't sketch.  Or draw.  Or even doodle.  However, a bought sketchbook can become a repository of ideas, a workbook, even a diary of how your work is progressing.   So whatever it is you choose to call it, I am going to share some of the pages form the book I'm recording my ideas for the Master Practitioner course I'm doing with the School of Stitched Textiles.

Finding which poem to use for inspiration.

Collage pages having chosen The Road Not Taken.

Leaf printing with birch leaves

Using the music 'Summertime' as inspiration.

At this point I was beginning to get ideas for what I wanted to make from all this inspiration.  I'll show you that in another post.

Thanks for joining me today.


  1. They lie somewhere in between a sketchbook and scrapbook (like mine). Unfortunately the term "scrapbook" always sound derogatory. Perhaps we should coin the term VISUAL COMMONPLACE BOOK ? see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonplace_book

  2. This is a great idea! I also like the idea of calling it a visual commonplace book. :)


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