Peek into my sketchbooks

For years I was frightened and intimidated by sketchbooks. Even after art-making became a regular part of my life I did not work in them. Eventually I overcame my hesitation and now sketchbooks are a big part of my creative life. Part of what helped me embrace sketchbooks was my collaboration with Dana Barbieri.

On my blog I often share my thoughts about keeping a sketchbook and I sometimes share sketchbook pages on Instagram.

This is a selection of some of my favorite pages:

sketchbook inspiration

Because of my own struggle with sketchbooks (and the fact that I eventually learned that they're not so scary), I want to share my enthusiasm for the medium and encourage you to embark on your own creative adventures. Below are three projects that I hope will inspire you!

Begin or Revive a Sketchbook Practice

I was one of the teachers at this year’s Sketchbook Revival, a free series of online workshops focused on helping you to embrace a regular practice of working in a sketchbook.

Sign up here to learn more.

Learn with me on Skillshare

I love sharing what I’ve learned on my creative journey. I offer a variety of classes about art-making including some specifically focused on sketchbooks.

See all my Skillshare classes here and get 2 months of Skillshare Premium Membership for free.

2x2 Sketchbook -- a Collaboration with Dana Barbieri

This first collaboration lasted for over a year. We shared our pages weekly on our blogs. In the spring of 2016 our sketchbook project was featured in Uppercase MagazineLearn more about the project and see all the pages here.

Sketchbook Conversations

On my old blog I interviewed artists about their sketchbook practice.

My aim was to show that there is no right or wrong way to keep a sketchbook and give many examples to inspire your own sketchbook experimentation and play.