You've got an original start for your theme and you're trying something different, the journey will be fun and interesting I'm sure!
I like your twist on the theme! Although this my second year with the Sketchbook Project, getting started was as hard the second time as the first. After that it starts pouring out. :)
I loved this post. I used it on my blog tonight. Wonderful. http://t.co/npg3w9c
OK Sarah, you are inspiring me to get going on mine! I signed up, too, and haven't touched it. I love the parameters you have set for yourself! I can't wait to see it all filled up! Great post!!!
I *totally* understand the need to take a deep breath...
Your 10 minute sketch is great and no, you did not need more time to fiddle with it. This is going to be a popular book as you are hitting where most people are at! We all worry about talking too much or having something worth saying. If we draw or paint or build or clean, we wonder if we do it well enough. Keep going. This is going to work out very well.
Good for you! Sarah, I think you'll be very surprised and pleased with yourself after you fill up your first sketchbook then review your artistic journey. Practice really does make perfect, and having a theme, as you do, is a great way to hone your skills. As Nike says, Just do it. Reserve judgment for later. Waaaaay later.
You guys are all so supportive. It was a leap for me to post my "imperfect" pages, but I'm glad that I did... it reminds me why I like the IF gang so much!
Great idea to focus on 10 minutes! I think you did a great job diving in and doing your tomato!
Oooooh--I LOVE seeing pages from people's sketchbooks--thanks! I like also how people combine words and images, and seeing the things going through people's heads. Looks great!
Imperfection is so perfect.
Getting started on the sketchbook project is hard, and It's good to see that you just dived into it. Great idea for the theme! And well... You might talk much, but it's very entertaining! I like your style!
You are an inspiration, working in an area that is uncomfortable for you! Artists do love perfection, and constantly strive for it...I like your concept of inperfection. How freeing!
Very nice...and I really enjoy reading notes along with drawings to help see inside the artists mind...I had a great book called quicksketch or something like that...it was very profound and reminded me of many things my good art teachers tried to teach me...at times drawing things like still-life's are great but for the real world often impractical...learning to sketch quickly can really help train the eye and increase the skill set...I need to get back in touch with that...
Brave & wonderful project! Of course I love the garden twist, & it's so true that the less-perfect-looking veggies are often the most delicious. Looking forward to more of this book!
This is great, thanks for the peek. I never did get my Sketchbook for the Project done - didn't even start. I'm terrible at keeping sketchbooks, I don't know why I even signed up. Can't wait to see how yours turns out!
I had a lot of fun doing the sketchbook project too, and I really believe the pressure to finish the sketchbook by the deadline and to think of ideas for all those pages made me a better artist in the long run. About the imperfection.... I am somewhat of an overthetop perfectionist, but I'm realizing that the art I love the best as I browse around, is the artwork that is NOT perfectly, technically correct. It's the stuff that is a little bit imperfect and shows the artist's personality and his thoughts and feelings so clearly through his artwork. So go ahead and embrace that imperfection!
Sarah, I'm with EVERYONE here (especially Katherine Thomas)! Not only is your "quick sketch" wonderful (can't wait to see more, along with notes, it truly will only make your wonderful work wonderfuller...tee hee! And as always, thank you, thank you for you nice comment. Truly, makes doing this that much more fun and rewarding knowing others are reaping something from it also...and Lord knows, I'm soaking up what you do in a big way! I did Sketchbook Project 2011 and wasn't going to do it again, but you might've inspired me to do it again...
Well done Sarah! Love what your doing.I was thinking about doing this again myself .I have an empty moleskin from last years project that I didn't touch due to the fear that you descibed and studying. I look forward to seeing your progress.
hey you can never talk too much, especially in a sketchbook, you need dialogue to balance images, images to balance dialogue - it's a win win :)
Great pages - I really like your theme. Look forward to seeing more as you fill up your book in 10 minute bursts :)Sue
I love your sketchbook!! And thank you for all the kind words. :-)
Great work so far!