I take a sketchbook with me everywhere I go, even if I'm just heading to the gas station to refill the tank. I had lovely thoughts to share about keeping a sketchbook and how pivotal this is for anyone with artistic ambitions or creative hobbies.
But then, my husband went outside to change the brakes on our car, leaving me to write out my lovely thoughts in the midst of a storm of children, which storm has blown my concentration right out the door. The teenager is writing a physics paper and packing for an overnight field trip tomorrow. The middle child is sick and needs medicine and love. The baby has torn his diaper off so many times, that I am now letting him sit naked on my lap and watch Jay Jay the Jet Plane while I type.
I may not retrieve those lovely sketchbook thoughts till another day. Just know that the thoughts are there. I am passionate about sketchbooks. You must, must, must have a sketchbook—so I went and got one for you, along with a big pack of pretty, colored pencils.
It doesn't matter if you can draw. You need a place to capture your creative brainstorms. Write it down, draw it out, or risk losing it. I also picked up a colored pencil blender pen for you, a solvent-based marker meant for blending wax-based colored pencil pigments. This is something I have never tried before, so I got one for me too. We'll find out together.
If I'm preaching to the choir, and you're already amply equipped with sketchbooks and colored pencils of your own, take a shot at this giveaway anyhow. If you win, then you can gift the prize to a creative friend who needs to hear the gospel truth about sketchbooks.
As you know, I have some big introductions to make this week. I tidied up my sewing area this morning to make way for a full weekend of projects—assuming the baby keeps his diaper on and no unexpected strike-offs arrive at the door.
Just going with the flow. I'm grateful to have that flexibility. Speaking of flow... I better go put a diaper on this kid. I'm testing my luck at this point.