One is often tentative even after reading the reviews, as to the success of books that one hasn't had the joy of leafing through in a book shop. I already knew the Creating Sketchbooks from getting it out of the library and it hasn't disappointed just been a bit daunting when reading properly and seeing my colleague from the MA Sarah Burgess's sketches within, wow, even more daunted as to my drawing skills, maybe need some master classes.
|Sarah Burgess-Images from moving vaparetto|
The Drawing from Life is brilliant- quick 3 minute reading a really broad range of ideas and examples of how people use journals, so less daunting and encouraging as I begin the journal for the withdrawn book.
The final book does take some thinking and concentration though I realise that I am not a natural book maker and have to be shown the process and follow a few times, the instructions from the book are fairly clear i just need a clear mind and desk. Which is where I better get back to.
Final pile of books are the ones to begin my context work with.