Work in Progress Wednesday No. 22 – My Sketchbook, Early 2015 – with video!

Sketchbook cover
This is the most Work in Progress-y thing I could possibly show you: the innards of my sketchbook.
I’ve been keeping a sketchbook regularly for about 13 years. I really kicked it into high gear after reading Danny Gregory’s excellent book, The Creative License, which sounds like one of those rah! rah! you can be creative, you accountant you! books but is actually an awesome book about drawing regularly. Much recommend.
Sketchbook page by Claire Chambers
My sketchbook is the closest thing to a diary or journal that I keep. It’s also a scrapbook and a baby book and sometimes an idea book and often a travel journal. I even occasionally get to draw in it.
Sketchbook page by Claire Chambers
I try to work in it a little bit every day, which means that a few times a week I get to play with it. If there was a fire, my shelf of sketchbooks would be the first material good I would grab.
Sketchbook page by Claire Chambers
So here, for the very first time ever, is a peek at my current sketchbook in progress. Every single page. Please be kind. It’s messy and personal and not actually meant for consumption by humans.

Sketchbook 1 from Absolutely Small on Vimeo.

About Claire

Absolutely Small is textile artist Claire Chambers. Claire Chambers is a crazy-pants artist/crafter who spends most of her time indoors, very near to Portland, Oregon. She likes making people laugh, chickens and pugs, and writing about herself in the third person. She is utterly obsessed with making things out of fabric.

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