Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sketchbooks

Sketchbooks are supposed to be an artists tool, are they not? For as long as I can remember, I've found sketchbooks so appealing. Especially the process of picking out a new one. The filling up of said sketchbook is another story completely. I've never been good about doing daily sketches or setting aside time for the sole purpose of doodling or drawing. Sad but true. I should be fired as an artist. Wait...don't you have to get hired as an artist first?? Whatever!

Anywhoo...this last year, with J (also sometimes referred to as The Boyfriend on this here blog), I managed to fill one up. Why do I put it like that? In those terms?? Because I truly believe that this man spurs my creativity. In my whole life, all twenty nine years of it, I have never once filled an entire sketchbook. Not even during my semesters at art school. Not once...in fact if I go look through most of them I can guarantee you that none of them made it past the first twenty or so pages. It was a wonderful surprise and complete shock to me the other day, when I came across the fact that my sketchbook is almost completely filled up. How did this happen? Did I really draw that much in this past year? The answer is yes! And that's not including any of the many drawings I've done for the molies or the extra side projects I constantly have going...it's just sketching...so there you have it. One totally boring blog about the fact that I filled up a sketchbook, LOL. I could leave it at that but since I rambled on and on, I figure you deserve a treat...here's a peek at one of those sketchbook pages.

7 comments:

Angela said...

You are truly an artist. Your work is amazing.
Angie (your mom's crazy IN friend)

Candace Trew Camling said...

gawd!! I love your kids so much! They are so cute!!

PAULA said...

totally cute..CONGRATS on finishing a sketch book.

Liz said...

Love everything about that drawing Kelley. The little cottage, the sign, the girl. Cute!!!

LazyDaze said...

wow! a whole book? WAIT, how many pages are in this sketchbook? J/K. :o)

That's great you filled one up. I think however, the best entry in ALL of the sketchbooks you have, it's hands down the one with the car and the infamous light. LOL I think you should post that. :o)

ojaiquilter said...

I love your sketch. Your little girl character is adorable. I just love her. It starts with one page at a time and wahlah, you're done. Congratulations!!

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