I finally had a chance to scan a few of my sketches
from our time in Mexico…Since we were on the move quite often, I found it tricky to really “set up shop” in one location to paint on a larger scale. However a small tray of watercolors, pens, and pencils did the trick. Now that we are back in NYC with my studio accessible, I might develop some of my sketchbook imagery a bit further and play with the imagery that emerged during our travels.
It was wonderful for my husband and I to both have our artistic means of exploration and creating – Adam with his photography and me, with my sketchbook. In the coming months we plan to work together to create a personal book that will combine our photos, drawings, and pieces of the journal entries that I kept.
I have been doing a lot of sketching at home lately as well. For me, a sketchbook is a more intimate form of creating, as it can be open but also closed and hidden from view. It is more journal-like in format than a canvas could be, and allows for more risk-taking sometimes or simply exploration of different types of styles depending on my mood that day…