Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sketching instead of carving

Moleskine Sketchbook and Microns
Originally uploaded by m.Lee
A little late to blogging today, but that I am able to do it feels like quite an accomplishment considering. We had an appointment with the pediatrician this morning and our time was spent getting ready for that. It went very well. After losing some weight after the birth (totally normal) she is back up past her birth weight and an inch longer!

Shrouded by Leaves - ACEO/ ATC

Sadly I was not able to do any carving or printing yesterday so true to my word I filled a page of my sketchbook with doodles basically. Most of them are junk but sometimes something good comes out of it. But I certainly don't have a sketchbook worthy of showing off the contents of! It is a good way for me to wind down since even though the day is exhausting I get so wound up!

The reason why I never got to my studio isn't because I didn't have the time or energy because I did, it was because whenever I did have the time I found myself obsessed with cleaning the house. Putting away laundry and just getting things in order. Things that I couldn't do when I was pregnant for a very long time. Plus Jon had to do some work so I did have a little less time than I would have liked. But today he should be free other than getting the oil on the car changed and maybe a run to IKEA to pick up a small changing table for our bedroom and eventually my studio. I will never use my printing press to change a diaper I promise! The baby area is very much separate from the work area. She has her corner and I have the rest.

But I am continuing to list stuff on Etsy and on Flickr. I don't want Flickr to become nothing BUT baby photos just like I don't want that for my blog. If it wasn't raining and overcast I would love to take some time to photograph some of my magnets and mirrors. Next time we have sun I need to remember to do that and take a bunch!


Nutsy Coco said...

I have to say that it's kind of reassuring to hear that an artist who has such great pieces like you doesn't think their sketchbook is worthy of showing off. I feel like my sketchbook looks like such crap most of the time!

PamperingBeki said...

I think doing mulitiple pictures at once is key once you have a baby. Otherwise, it's just too hard to find time!

m.Lee said...

My sketchbook is certainly nothing to sow off. Barely deserving of a Moleskine except I like how they open flat.

Multiple pictures?

stilettoheights said...

I feel the same way about my sketch book, I always longed to have a sketchbook filled with lovely things that are oooh and aaaah worthy.

m.Lee said...

If you want total sketchbook inspiration/ intimidation check out the moleskine group on Flickr.

thirteenthstory said...

Sketchbooks are the best, and never need to be shown off. That would be like pulling a flower apart to gaze at the nutrients.

Congrats on the baby, by the way. I've seen you on Etsy a lot, but followed your response to one of Angela's (Ambient Design) blogs to here.

Be well,

m.Lee said...

Thanks for the comment Jaye!

I have seen some gorgeous sketchbooks that were meant to be shown off, just not mine!