“I want to shout out: do what you please, follow your own star; be original if you want to be and don’t if you don’t want to be. Just be natural and gay and light-hearted and pretty and simple and overflowing and general and baroque and bare and austere and stylized and wild and daring and conservative, and learn and learn and learn. Open your minds to every form of beauty.”
— Constance Spry
August and September’s sketchbooks said goodbye to summer by reflecting the blue of the clear sky. Didn’t really see that coming but looking back now it was clearly a pattern and I honestly think it was influenced by the season. I’ll definitely miss sketching outside as the weather turns colder and I wonder if these blues will change with the weather as well.
I also took this time to experiment with different tools for mark-making: graphite and white water-based pen. They helped expand my vocabulary and inspired new full-scale works. There was a time over these months that felt like I was deep in a creative rut. Switching it up with these tools helped me break free.