Sketchbook Mania

PaMdora Drawings, Mixed Media, Sketchbooks 37 Comments

It’s kind of embarrassing how many half-filled sketchbooks of all shapes and sizes that I have laying around. As I’ve gotten more in the habit drawing, I tend to pick one up and carry it around in my purse for a while, then lose it in a stack of books. Then start another. Before now, I never much cared about the …

No, I haven’t taken up smoking…

PaMdora Journeys, Painting, Process, Sketchbooks 9 Comments

…but I’ve been collecting retro melamine ashtrays that make great brush/water holders for painting. And they come in great colors (I have bigger yellow and green ones at my studio.) This is a small one, which is good for travel, especially on a boat where your brushes might roll overboard. The watercolor pencils roll also, but at least they float …