Once the workshops & the show were over I found myself going back to sketching with new energy & inspiration. By teaching, I learn, by sharing, I get inspired.
J & I are regulars in the reading room of the Camden Library. He reads his newspapers, I sketch still life compositions of readers! (the above reader is not my J...) My noisy brain quiets in the midst of soft symphonies of crinkling newspapers & silent pauses. Libraries still bring me such pleasure!
Recently I tried a new Rhodia blank book, seduced by the colorful covers displayed at my local Fiddlehead Artisan Supply. The pages were very thin & I thought I wouldn't be able to make them work. But with The Test of the Pens, I found one that worked nicely. It bleeds through the backside, which means I get fewer pages to use, but it's OK, because this book elicits pleasant sketches. With its pretty yellow cover, it calls me often. You want that in a book...
Amusez-vous bien, mes amis, et à bientôt !