Wat am i doin.
I'm halfway (and a year) into my current sketchbook, I am seriously doting on another sketchbook that I occasionally gaze at at a nearby store, and still I decide to put together a side watercolour sketchbook. For watercolour studies I guess.
This always happens. I fill a watercolour sketchbook and then switch to thinner papers so that I'm not "wasting" it whenever I do sketches/notes. Then I get tired of the thinner papers and wish for watercolour sketchbooks again so that my paints actually do interesting things. Maybe I'm just a multi-sketchbook kind of person.
This only happened because I found an old sheet of watercolour paper collecting dust in a box. I also had a full signature of Stonehenge from way back in the day that I didn't know what to do with. Combined, they make a pretty hefty mini sketchbook. This one is 4x5".
But I like having one book at a time. I like when time is linear and ordered. It's amusing to see the promise and effort at the beginning of a sketchbook, and then watch it devolve into taped-in scraps, notes and rushed ideas once I realize that my stuff will never look like someone else's stuff and maybe I should stop trying so hard, lol.
The moral of the story is, don't purchase a fat sketchbook you won't want to finish. It just goes on forever. Even if it's ten bucks and reminds you of your scribbly youth.
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?