Friday, December 6, 2013

taking notes

I don't keep an official sketchbook any more. You know the one with lovely fully colored pages, textured backgrounds, delicately drawn objects and patterns and etc. I did for a while, but in the end found that it was better for me to extend that kind of energy on my stitching. Natalya here to give you a peek at the plain and simple...

Earlier this week I finally got to see an exhibit that I highly recommend to any lover of textiles, The Interwoven Globe. It's at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC until January 5th. I came with camera fully charged only to discover the no photo policy.. Luckily I had my trusty well worn sketchbook with me. It turned out that I was happy not to be focused on taking pictures and being able to just absorb the beauty and information around me and take a moment to jot down a few details that really interested me.

None of these doodles are of any importance, the details just caught my eye and asked to be noted. Perhaps someday they will find a way into my art or not... This simple sketching works for me. It's just enough to jog my memory. How intricate is your sketchbook?

3 comments:

Martha C. Hall said...

My sketchbook is mostly writing/text. List of ideas, brainstorming, etc.

Natalya Aikens said...

We should compare Martha! Sounds like we have very similar sketchbooks!

Carol Sloan said...

My "regular" sketchbook swings between fast (very bad) sketches to remind me of an idea or image to color combo's I see or a written ideas. I have a couple (okay several) sketchbooks that contain painted pages that I sometimes draw into. I love using both types but use the basic one most - white page with black pen or pencil marks. I, too, go to nature for a lot of my ideas and inspiration.