Just a few more days until we announce the first challenge theme! Are you excited? I know I am and I've been spending the last week or so getting ready. First I spend a few days making lots of sketchbooks in different sizes filled with some good heavy paper:
and I've been experimenting a bit with some watercolors.
I picked up this little travel set the last time I was in the craft store because I've been wanting to try using watercolors for a while now and this seemed like an inexpensive way to get my feet (well really hands) wet with them. And now I'm going to do something that is a huge leap off a cliff for me: I'm going to share some of my practice sheets from my sketchbook with all of you.. After all, I can't expect you to share yours with us if I don't share mine with you! I cut a bunch of 9"x12" watercolor pages in half and found that working in the smaller size is much less intimidating than those huge sheets. I spent some time painting up some random backgrounds:
If you have some photos of some sketchbook fun that you're having this week while waiting for the first theme to be announced then upload some photos to the Sketchbook Challenge Flickr group here.