Friday, December 31, 2010

a few words before we begin...

The right way to keep is sketchbook is whatever way that works for you.

It's not about creating a book of perfect pages.  It's about exploring new themes, experimenting with new tools or working with your favorites.

We all have different skill sets and styles and no matter what yours is this challenge is for you.  It's not about making your sketchbooks look like ours or like anybody elses. 

It's not about creating perfect pages, it's about having fun and enjoying the process

There's only 1 rule you have to follow and that is...


sketchbook profile: Violette Clark

Violette is a mixed media artist, author,  designer, workshop instructor and creative catalyst.

I create whimsical and inspirational collages. I live in beautiful B.C. Canada with my partner Mr. G (aptly named for his tolerance of glitter) in a purple magic cottage.  The cottage sports a huge papier mache dragonfly drenched in glitter!

My first book “Journal Bliss: Creative Prompts to Unleash your inner Eccentric” is all about Visual Journaling.  My passion is to teach others to embrace who they are through the vehicle of their creativity.  I do this mainly through classes on Visual Journaling (among other mixed media projects), in online classes and  my blog. My home, glittery van and art have been featured on numerous TV shows including Weird Homes.

Why do you keep a sketchbook and how often do you work in it?
I have been keeping sketchbooks ever since I was a child (young teen). When I was in grade three drawing Twiggy and noticed I received attention from the other kids I realized that I had found my calling.  Later as a teen I was able to take art classes in school and keeping a sketchbook was part of the curriculum.   I am less organized now.  Not only do I work in a sketchbook but I also work on loose papers that I store in a drawer or in a box.  My art journal pages are kept in a box with a lid – having loose pages makes it easier for me to show my art to workshop participants PLUS when I work on a loose piece of card stock I don't freak out if I mess it up. I draw every couple of days – but even on a daily basis I doodle while watching TV or when I'm on the phone.....this is usually done on loose paper. If I like what i've created they end up in my “originals” drawer and later find life in an art journal page or illustration for my blog.  I like to keep a sketchbook/papers to document my ideas before I lose them in the ethers. I sketch most often to flesh out ideas for my art journal pages, jewelry ideas, a purse I want to create etc. I've been blogging for over 6 years now and having to put something up on my blog 5 days a week  fuels my creativity so I sketch out ideas to illustrate a point.

Do you work in just one at a time or do you have several going at once?
I work on a few at a time....and of course on multiple pieces of paper.  I also have lined exercise books which have collaged covers where I doodle and document my ideas.  In my purse I carry a small book  to  doodle ideas in.  When out and about and I've forgotten to bring my tiny books with me I draw on my hand or write down ideas which I can flesh out later. Lately I've been carrying recipe size pieces of cardstock with me and have used those.  A few years ago I created a coil-bound book called The Idea Factory where I created a space for the drawing and some lined spots to document the idea on. This video outlines the process.

What's your preferred format (sketchbook size, type of paper, single sheet,spiral bound etc?) and preferred medium for using in your sketchbook? watercolor, pen, pencil, crayon, collage etc? 
I used to use a black coil-bound book – starting out with a 9” x 12” size and then moving to a smaller square format and then even to a teeny tiny coil-bound book.  Although – right now I like loose pages of card stock which I can either keep in my box with the lid or I can bull-clip it together with an embellished cover.  Occasionally I use watercolor paper but mostly just use cheap card stock you can buy at the Office Supply store.  My favourite tools are pencil, and definitely my Micron pens.......I use them all the time!  Also to add some colour I enjoy watercolour pencil crayons and twinkling H2O's.  For my art journal pages I like using collage items.  The backgrounds for my pages are usually painted with acrylic paints and fluid acrylics.

What advice do you have for someone who wants to keep a sketchbook but doesn't know how to begin?
Well first of all I would ask you to ask yourself “What calls to you?  Is it a coil-bound book or do you covet a moleskin with the elastic closure?  Are you interested in loose pieces of card stock and a clipboard?  Does something large or small call to you?”  Go with whatever you are attracted to.  You are unique and one size does not fit all!  Don't feel obliged to stick to your original size book either. As you can see I've been all over the map with formats and size of books. Begin with a book or papers that make you want to PLAY with wild abandon. You don't need much to begin with – a pencil, black pen of your choice and paper or sketchbook.  You can experiment with different mediums as you discover them.  Lately I've enjoyed using copic markers. Be open to new ideas and new supplies. Sketch what you love.  Are you a nature lover?  Then go out in nature and sketch or take photos and sketch from your photos. Do you love to document your food?  Draw your food – that is such fun! How about doodling a “day in the life of you”? Even a trip to the veggie store can garner a fun page in your sketchbook!

Anything else you'd like to add?
Whether or not you choose to share your sketchbook with others is totally up to you.  If you are self-conscious about it then simply keep it private.  If you're like me and like to share your process and innermost thoughts then feel free to share with others.  There are no rules here! You are uniquely you and whatever feels right for you is ALL GOOD!  

Visit Violette's website here to see more of her work.
Sign up for her newsletter here and get free creative playcards!
Watch her Youtube videos here and find her articles and projects here and here.

Get all the details on the Sketchbook Challenge here.

Happy New Year!

this is the sketch i started with for the Happy New Year image. I sketch on anything handy - this happened to be from a realtor notepad!

Wishing you all a very creative, magical and abundant 2011!

From Violette


laura cater-woods writing from a snowed in little cottage. It is close to zero, we have new snow, and still falling. As I do my New Year's Eve clearing up and clearing out, I am also thinking about tomorrow and beginning the Sketchbook Challenge!
Have you visited the Flickr sketchbook pages yet?

What an exciting diversity in the approaches to sketchbooks! It is going to be great fun to see our adventure progress. Please post a photo or three from your sketchbook so we can be inspired.

For this adventure, my beginning sketchbook is a Field Notes book, 90# paper, 9.5 x 6.5", spiral bound on the side. Tools being set aside include sepia Pitt pens, micron pigma pens, mechanical pencils, a glue stick, small water color pad, gouache, and post it notes. Along the way the tool box will be added to, no doubt.
In preparation for beginning, I have been brainstorming words that have to do with "passages", my personal theme for the year. The words are waiting to be entered, the post-it notes are piling up, little bits of watercolor sketches trying to decide if they belong, or if they need to stay in 2010 . Meanwhile I am doodling windows and doors, and looking at maps, charts, grids and rock pathways.
The image shown here was made for the "ONE" fundraiser. It began with a doodle in an old visual journal...
What are you doing to mark the New Year?

Get Ready...Set...

"Go" is almost here!

Carol Sloan here.

And if you're like me, you might be having a difficult time making your mind up about which sketchbook to use for the challenge.

If you are, there is one thing that you could do until you make your mind up.

Use single sheets until you decide on which book to use.

When I do this, I try to leave a good 1/2" on the left hand side of the page so that I can attach it into a book form at a later date.
I'll be posting some photos later showing the way that I do this.

So - if you find that you're indecisive or running behind or just uninspired at this point -
grab a few sheets of fairly heavy paper.

I love 67 pound Exact Vellum Bristol (Wausau Paper) (Staples, Office Depot about $13 bucks for 250 sheets!).

You would be surprised at how much paint/water/collage fodder you can throw on the page and it still holds up.

I'm wishing you all a Happy New Year - one filled to the brim with creativity and courage.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Grid!

Hi all, Diana Trout here with a couple of Derwent Watersoluble Sketch pencil (dark wash and light wash) and my trusty waterbrush. I got super excited about the word "grid" from one of my fellow sketchbook challenge artists. Sometimes, all it takes is one single word to set me on a dead run for my journal. I love making these "doodle grids." No stress, no rulers (although go ahead and use one if you like 'em). I just freehand draw the grid and then begin to fill in the little squares with all kinds of sketchy lines. Cross hatch, single hatch, scribbles, circles, dashes, dots. This is a great way to stretch your mark making skills. Grab that waterbrush (or a wet paintbrush) and soften the lines. You can also draw into wet paper with the pencils. I LOVE those sketch pencils. Really squishy and nice. I found them at my art supply store - a couple of bucks well spent.

A tip on the waterbrush: To fill it, fill a small container of water. Squeeze the brush on the barrel and then immerse the end into the water. Release so that it sucks the water up. Hold it upright again, give it a squeeze and invert into the water again to suck up more water. Continue until full.

This is Nudge 14 over on my blog. The Nudges are a part of The Creative Revolutionaries group that I started a couple months ago. You can get a list of the Nudges here on my blog. If you go here, there are a pair of soup recipes as well.

Enjoy! Diana

some questions and answers

With the reveal of the first challenge theme just a couple of days away I thought I would post about what happens once we announce the first theme and answer some questions that some of you have emailed me about the challenge...

When will we find out what the theme is?
Sometime on 1/1/11 Jill Berry, whose our first theme chooser, will post the theme for January.  Subsequent months themes will always be announced on the first day of each month.

What if I just don't want to draw in my sketchbook?
You can work in any medium that you like - paint, watercolor, pen & ink, charcoal, collage, marker, crayon or something else.  You might even want to use this as an opportunity to explore a medium that you've never tried.  This is a great time to break into those supplies that you bought but never got around to taking out of the package and using.  Your sketchbook should be a reflection of you and you should feel free to explore and work in any mediums that you want.

How many pages should I create?
There's no minimum or maximum.  You should work in your sketchbook as often as you like and create as many pages as you are inspired to.  Of course the more you work in it, the more you'll want to so you might just find yourself opening it up every single day to add a little something to the pages here and there.  There's no rule that says you have to work in just one book at a time so you might want to mix it up a bit and have several different ones going at once.  Maybe one for wet media such as acrylic and watercolors, one for pen and ink and one for collage.  Or you might want to have a few different sizes to work in.  One large one for working in while you're in the studio and a smaller one to carry around with you when you leave the house.   Sketchbook Challenge artist Jane LaFazio will be working in single sheets for this challenge and that might be something you might like to try too.

How should I share photos of my pages?
You can post photos of your pages to your own blog if you have one and if you do then leave a link to the posts in the comments section of the theme post so others can find it.  You can also post photos to the special flickr group that we've set up.  You'll find that here and if you're new to flickr you'll find some directions about how to upload photos here.

How do I become eligible for those awesome prize packages?
In order to be eligible for one of January's prize packages you must post at least one photo of a sketchbook page related to the theme (to be announced on 1/1/11) to the Sketchbook Challenge Flickr group and you MUST tag one of your January photos with the code "jan246".   IMPORTANT:  PLEASE ONLY TAG ONE OF YOUR PHOTOS with this special code!  It doesn't matter which one and it is not necessary to tag more than one and it will not increase your chances of winning.  (the tag code will change each month and will be announced with each theme).   To tag a photo, upload it to flickr and then once it finishes uploading click the "add a description" link and you'll see a box to add a description and a box where you can add tags.

Winners will be chosen based on random draw on 1/31/11 and announced on the Sketchbook Challenge blog either on that day or on 2/1/11.   If you are a winner you must contact Sue at with your full name and mailing address within 14 days of the announcement so that we can ship your prize package out to you.

What happens if I skip a month, am I out of the challenge?
Absolutely not!  This is an open challenge so you can participate as much or as little as you want and as your schedule and situation allows.  Of course we encourage you to take part in each months challenge even if that means just creating one page a week or even every two weeks but we know that each persons situation is unique to them so play along as much as you can with us and don't worry if you get sidetracked by obligations and have to skip a month. 

How do I sign up for the challenge?

You don't have to do anything special to sign up for the challenge and there is no deadline or sign up by date.  It's an open challenge so you can join in anytime you like.  If you want to add a badge to your blog to show that you're participating in the project you can find more information on how to do that here.

Who can I email for help or other questions that I have?
If you have any questions about the Sketchbook Challenge email  You'll also find more information about the Sketchbook Challenge here.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

First Page

Jane Davies here. I was inspired by the three most recent posts - Kelli's, Judi's, and Sue's - to try a few new things in comfortable shapes on a "warm-up" page in my 2011 sketchbook. I seem to gravitate towards grid structures and leaves. Go figure. So I tried watercolor shapes, pen outlines, markers, even a watercolor graphite pencil.

Here is the sketchbook, the one with the black and white cover. I found an old text block I'd made ages ago, sewn onto tapes, which I have forgotten how to do. The paper is a light weight printmaking paper, very inviting. So I made a hard cover for it and bound it badly but well enough to be serviceable.

And here is my opening page, the "warm-up" for the challenge. Can't wait til Saturday! Thanks to all who are posting for the inspiration.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Comfort Techniques

I love Judi's post on stacked journaling and I'm off to try that. We're all getting ready for the challenge, gathering tools and clearning work space. The first thing I did was write my name in my sketchbook. I chose that page for some "comfort" techniques. Drawing simple shapes, sketching them with thread on the sewing machine and adding a sprinkling of text from old books. Why not start your first page with familiar things, as preparation for the challenge ahead? When I find myself outside my comfort zone, I often return to my favorite ways of expressing myself. Find the joy. Kelli

Stacked Journaling

I, too, have been puttering with my sketchbooks during my holiday vacation and I thought I'd share some of it with you.

I'm developing texture studies to use in my Masteries class with Jane Dunnewold and have been playing with my own hand writing in both large and small formats.

The design wall is currently covered with these studies.

The idea to stack text came as I was doodling in this little beauty, a hand-made, fused-silk covered journal gifted to me a while back by Sue B.

Inside, while working on improving my handwriting before moving it to fabric, I began to be fascinated by the shapes, whorls, and sharp lines of text and the way one word looks when sketched directly on top of another. 

I started with the basics, stacking the same nonsense word on top of itself, turning the page this way and that as I wrote. Interesting textures developed. 

These led me to wonder about creating shapes using this simple technique.

I was happy with my results and began to think that some of them looked like graffiti.

I've long wished to "tag" my own name, and I know there are classes being offered online to help you learn to do that, but I've never taken the time to look into any of them. So I started playing independently with my own name and voila, a tag is born.

Finally, to play with even more text, I began stacking journaling on top of paper that's already been printed on, like telephone book pages.

Now I just need Jane to help me interpret all this onto fabric!

Happy creating! - Judi

we're almost there!

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:
And then later when I'm sitting in front of the TV or waiting for something to boil on the stove I go back in with a Micron pen and add some details.  These next two I just painted on some shapes and doodled in some lines after the paint dried. 
 The one on the right isn't quite finished yet.  Here I've got some houses that I'll detail doodle later...

and here are some feathers...
and here I was having some fun with faces...
Suffice it to say I'm having fun with watercolors and I think I want to invest in a good set of them along with some good brushes that don't fall apart as you use them!

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

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Gearing Up for the Challenge

Jamie Fingal -The is one of my sketchbooks made from an old hardbound book.  I had aspirations about making a "pretty" book, but it just isn't me.  I glued together 5-6 pages with matte medium to make a harder surface, and then in cut out 5-6 pages in a row with an box cutter.  But what I love about it, is that I can take out my Sharpie fine point and doodle till my hearts content.

I think that doodling is so relaxing, and that there are no rules.  Just draw and go.  I could have done a color wash over the pages, but I really like drawing directly on the pages with text.  There was something so basic about this.

My version of leaves and flowers.  You can do this while watching TV or waiting for something somewhere.  How many different patterns can you create?  Imagine the possibilities.

Buttons & Sewing and Cups & Saucers.   I hope this inspires you!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Jane LaFazio is ready for the Sketchbook Challenge.

I'm ready! I plan on working on individual 5x7" pages for the challenge, and needed a container to keep them in. I created this box from paper, and then made up some little journals for sketching on the go! You can find the tutorial for this project on my JaneVille blogposted by Jane LaFazio

Sketchbook profile: Sue Bleiweiss

 A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, Sue Bleiweiss has been a full time artist for over 10 years.  Self-taught, her medium of choice is fiber and she is particularly fond of working with silk. 

"I am fascinated with the challenge of creating texture both real and implied to a piece of fabric by using dyes, paints, and stitch to manipulate the surface of  the fabric.  My goal has never been to create a perfect and flawless surface. It is to create something that delights the eye, feeds the senses and fires the imagination."  Read more...

Why do you keep a sketchbook and how often do you work in it?
I use my sketchbook as a creative dumping ground.  I use it as a place to jot down notes and rough sketches about pieces that I want to create, brainstorm themes and ideas I want to explore.  My drawing skills are not very good (because I don't practice!) so my sketchbooks are mostly filled with words in the form of lists, mind mapping, notes and the occasional doodle.  It's also where I keep my to do list so I open it every day to check in and see what I need to do. 

Do you work in just one at a time or do you have several going at once?
I have one primary one that stays on the table next to my favorite chair where I sit and have my coffee in the morning and in the afternoon.  I also keep one in the studio for jotting down notes about whatever I happen to be working on and as a place to record those "what if" moments that come when I'm working with a technique that I want to explore further when it's more convenient.  I also keep a small notebook that's just for recording quotes and sayings that inspire or invoke an emotional response that I want to remember.

What's your preferred format (sketchbook size, type of paper, single sheet,spiral bound etc?) and preferred medium for using in your sketchbook? watercolor, pen, pencil, crayon, collage etc? 
I prefer a spiral bound book because I like them to lay flat when they're open and I do prefer a book with a heavier weight paper because they're sturdy enough for collage and I don't have to worry about paint bleeding through the pages .  In general I like to write with a felt tip pen either a Micron or a Pilot and I also keep a supply of mechanical pencils on hand because I hate working with a dull pencil and I can never find the pencil sharpener when I need it.  I also have a stash of Zig markers and I really like the Pilot Parallel Pens so I have a couple of those in different sizes.

What advice do you have for someone who wants to keep a sketchbook but doesn't know how to begin?
All you really need to get started is two things - paper and something to make a mark on the paper with.   It's easy to get overwhelmed and seduced by all those fancy pens, crayons, markers, paints, chalks, pencils and blank books in the art supply stores and when you're getting started have a huge selection of supplies in front of you to choose from can be paralyzing.  Start small and pick yourself up a reasonably sized book.  Don't buy the biggest, thickest one you can find because those big white pages will seem glacial to you when you sit down in front of them.  If you don't want to draw or write on the page then cut images out of a magazine and create a collage of images or colors that you like.  It's your sketchbook and you can do anything you like in it - there are no rules!

Anything else you'd like to add?
I hear a lot of people say that they have a stack of beautiful blank books and journals that they won't write in because they're afraid they'll mess them up.  If this is the case for you then I say just don't write on the cover!  Keep the outside nice and pretty but go ahead and mess up those insides, that's what they're meant for.  If the white pages are just too intimidating then grab a stack of paints and a brush and add some simple color washes to the page to get started like Lyric has in her sketchbook here.   

The most important advice I can offer is this: Life is too short to stress about creating the perfect sketchbook page so don't take it too seriously and have fun with it!

Visit Sue's website here to see more of her work.

Get all the details on the Sketchbook Challenge here.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sketchbook Profile: Carla Sonheim

Carla Sonheim is a painter, illustrator, and creativity workshop instructor known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques designed to help adult students recover a more spontaneous, playful approach to creating. She is the author of Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun.  Carla lives in Seattle, Washington.

One of her students writes, “Carla just shines and is so gentle and generous that you will work hard all day and come out energised and inspired. Most importantly though, [her] class was a touchstone in my artistic journey, giving me the courage to stop resisting, and open myself to my creative voice.”

“Blowed kisses are like little ghosties. They can go through cracks in doors.” 
–Wes Sonheim, age 4

Why do you keep a sketchbook and how often do you work in it?
I've been keeping a sketchbook on and off for 18 years (when one of my first painting teachers suggested it... I was 29!). Sometimes I lose them temporarily and will go some months without a formal sketchbook (but during that time those little drawings/ideas get written on scraps of paper, envelopes, etc... the drawing/writing habit is strong!). 

Do you work in just one at a time or do you have several going at once?
I usually have one main one that I carry around with me, and several more that are "almost finished" and so they hang around on the top of my desk for awhile longer (rather than go in the bookshelf or a cardboard box).

I'm prone to losing things, so it's good to have another book with blank pages lying around for sketching emergencies.

What's your preferred format (sketchbook size, type of paper, single sheet,spiral bound etc?) and preferred medium for using in your sketchbook? watercolor, pen, pencil, crayon, collage etc?
In the beginning I was comfortable with the book format, but somewhere along the way I got terribly blocked about working in a book (too precious)! During that time I worked on single sheets of 8.5" X 11" paper (card stock from an office supply store... less precious) and just kept the growing stack on my desk.

Now I am back to using a sketchbook, but only ONE SIDE of the paper... somehow it feels less permanent for me to do it that way!

I finally found my perfect size: a 5.5" x 5.5" hand•book journal (purchased at Daniel Smith or Blick's). I use pencil, black ultra fine point Sharpie, PanPastels, ballpoint pen, and watercolor. I usually fill the front half with drawings (either sketches from life or imaginary creatures), and the back of the book gets all the written stuff... notes to myself, quotes I come across, haiku's written in frustration at airports, etc.

What advice do you have for someone who wants to keep a sketchbook but doesn't know how to begin?
The blank page is scary. Always, in my experience! I find it helpful to give myself "assignments." An example might be, "On this page I'm just going to draw for five minutes all the hands I can see." And I always have to add, "It's okay if they suck. This is just for practice." 

Anything else you'd like to add?
I don't write/draw in my sketchbook every day. A part of me wishes that I were a different person and would be more DISCIPLINED about it, but the truth is, I'm just NOT.

We all come to our sketchbooks differently. You will find your stride. Just do what you can. And keep it fun!

Visit Carla's website here to see more of her work.

Get all the details on the Sketchbook Challenge here.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sketchbook Profile: Laura Cater-Woods

Laura Cater-Woods is a working studio artist with an extensive international exhibition record and numerous awards. Her mixed media and fiber art work is held in international public, private and corporate collections.

Marks left by time and the elements fascinate me. I am obsessed with the idea that time in its abstract sense is reflected in diverse and seemingly opposite ways. Manipulating cloth, paint and surface allows me to explore formal and conceptual issues and to find unexpected metaphors in the process. Read more...

Why do you keep a sketchbook and how often do you work in it?
For a compulsive markmaker sometimes it is hard to tell what is a sketchbook, what is a journal, what is just random stuff <G>.  Having dedicated "sketchbooks" with nice paper formalizes the part of my creative process that wants to make a record, work out an idea, keep track of random things (there's one book that is just the names of rivers and mountain ranges, specific place names that have particular meaning to me.) Giving things a place to live keeps my brain a little quieter. I work in my books daily.

Do you work in just one at a time or do you have several going at once?
There are always several. Any given one might sit alone for a while, to be picked up and visited again...

What's your preferred format (sketchbook size, type of paper, single sheet,spiral bound etc?) and preferred medium for using in your sketchbook? watercolor, pen, pencil, crayon, collage etc?
For a pre-made book I like hard cover, spiral binding, heavy paper about  9x11".  I will use whatever is at hand for mark making and image building: this includes water media, inks, glue, mediums, twigs, leaves, feathers and other things. If building my own book, my preference is for heavy watercolor paper as  a base.

What advice do you have for someone who wants to keep a sketchbook but doesn't know how to begin?
Choose a size that "fits" you. Begin with post it notes for doodles and small zip-loc bags stapled in for ephemera.  Collect something every day for a week: doodles, oddments, then consider altering a page with color and doing something else to it. This avoids the sense of "ruining" that pristine white space and sets a mood of gathering: thoughts, doodles, ephemera.  It establishes your sketchbook as a safe place.

A lot of us are intimidated by mis-perceptions of what a sketchbook or visual journal can be. We think we have to draw, to design. Those are good things but there are other ways to approach a sketchbook.... This project should be a liberating experience as we get to explore a variety of approaches. I think we'll have everything from "sketchbook as an art object" to "sketchbook as an impromptu way of keeping track". What fun!

Visit Laura's website here to see more of her work.

Get all the details on the Sketchbook Challenge here.