Daily sketching

I’ve been trying to start each morning with reading a few pages from a terrific book by Danny Gregory (Everyday Matters) called The Creative License and making a daily sketch.

metal garden sculpture made by my amazing daughter-in-law, Bennett

I usually bristle at books like this but Gregory writes with a lovely light  encouraging tone that I have found just what I needed to push me to sketch more. The trick for me was to frame it as keeping a sketch journal-daily quick sketches/collages/whatever that are created by really focusing in on whatever happens to be at hand.

my reading glasses

This helps me break the feeling of frozen incompetance that can hit me when faced with a blank page. Though these sketches will not directly show up in my fiber art, I know this process is doing some deep down magic that loosens up my creative juices. It all springs from the same well…

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