Monday, April 16, 2007
too beautiful for sketches
I’ve hardly sketched a thing in three days. This is not me; this is not me at all. And you want to know the reason…it’s my sketchbook.
While I was in Venice I bought myself the most lovely sketchbook. The leather smells delicious. It’s got this long strap that ties it up just so. The paper is creamy and thick, perfect for watercolor.
But, that’s just it…it’s too perfect and too precious for my doodles. You see, the drawings I post are only about 1/5 of the drawings I actually do. Many of the rest are messy, uncalculated, unfinished…and I’m ok with this in my big, cheap notebooks. But, I’m not sure I can be ok with it in my little Italian one.
Am I crazy? Should I just give up now. Do you have any advice for breaking this one in?