I bought some sketchbooks this summer with the focus that instead of trying to draw objects and scenes that I would really embrace myself as the abstract artist I am. Shapes, forms and textures are just something I naturally gravitate towards and I’m looking for my voice in the analog art world. What do I mean by that?
For the past 5 or so years I’ve been focused on digital, while I have no intention of leaving that behind, something within me craves to scratch a mark making tool on a substrate. Perhaps just as a means of expression to move out from the mundane, or even just to get a quick something down on paper.
Being a mother of one soon to be two leaves me with little time and little energy, but I’m determined that I can’t leave that part of myself behind. I look for ways to include it daily with my son, whether it’s teaching him simple observation or encouraging painting with acrylics. Here are some of the photos from my sketchbook recently. Some finished, some unfinished.