Thursday, January 26, 2017

sketchbook

I've been keeping a little sketchbook with surface pattern ideas.
the paper is awful for painting, perhaps better used for drawing, 
but I love the scale of it and the pretty coptic stitching on the spine,
so I'm determined to fill it up this year.
I'm not one to keep a sketchbook with any regularity, 
preferring to simply dive in an make work and see what happens.
However, keeping a sketchbook is a great way to paint or draw 
something every day, especially when I can't devote 
as much time as I'd like to painting.
 
Sometimes the work-life balance skews a little more toward life,
and that means less time for painting.
I find this a great way to keep working in some manner or fashion
and that makes me and my brushes very happy.

15 comments:

donna baker said...

I love it too Holly.

Anonymous said...

Lovely work.

holly aka golly said...

Thank you!

susan hemann said...

love your work, so inspiring!

Anonymous said...

love this!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

adore your style ~ fresh, yet familiar too ~ keep at it!
Lori from Notforgotten Farm

holly aka golly said...

Thank you all so very much!

Susan said...

Love this!

Brigitte said...

It's delicious to dive in your sketchbook!!And a vert good idea to pratice!

holly aka golly said...

Thank you, Susan!

holly aka golly said...

Bridgette: I've always thought sketchbooks are a world unto their own. Glad you're enjoying a peek into mine. Hoping to keep up with it.

Loretta said...

The book is yummy. Your colors always make me dreamy. Avery perfect pursuit.

Debra said...

Love your art-thank you for sharing your book!

holly aka golly said...

Loretta: I fear I'm always in danger of making a muddy mess so your kind words are appreciated.

holly aka golly said...

Debra: I hope to share more frequently. Thanks for your encouragement.