Wednesday, January 9, 2019

any way is the right way

My good friend Mel Beach posted on the Sketchbook Challenge facebook group the other day about how she is approaching the daily drawing challenge...

Rather than working in a sketchbook with lots of scary intimidating blank white pages she is using 3" x 5" index cards that she is storing in a beautiful embroidered pouch.


Each card starts with a word that sums up the day and then she doodles images related to her day.  On the reverse side of the card she adds the date and some notes about the day.

 "This nighttime ritual has been a wonderful time of reflection and documenting my day through a word of the day, related doodles and some quick bullets on the reverse side."

I think this is a terrific way to approach the challenge if you are feeling overwhelmed by the idea of working in a sketchbook.  If you don't have a special embroidered pouch like Mel has for her cards then use a box that you've covered in pretty paper or embellished with paint or punch a hole in the corner of your cards and store them on a ring so that you don't lose them.  Or you could make yourself a pouch to hold your cards, pens and pencil using this free project that I wrote for the Bernina blog when I was an ambassador for them. 

Stop by Mel's website here to learn more about her and see her amazing quilt work.  Mel's blog is here.

Remember that there are no rules when it comes to the Sketchbook Challenge - any way is the right way! Are you using a different approach than working in a traditional sketchbook for this challenge?  I want to know about it so please leave a comment or drop me an email!

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