I thought I’d share a few of my favourite sketch book pages from 2021 as a way to close the book on what has been (for everyone) another stressful one. I am so grateful to have this creative outlet to help me focus on beauty or to process that which I don’t quite know how to deal with!
I catalogued various things around the house, including my view from the rowing machine in the garage
I played a lot with repetitive patterns as a way to soothe and think.
Our new cats started to feature a lot.
I travelled the world via the internet and my sketchbooks and visited a diverse range of cities around the globe.
I drew things that I treated myself with from time to time!
And I squeezed in a little urban sketching toward the end of the year when I was able to venture out more.
You can view all of my sketches for 2021 in an album on my Flickr account HERE – you can watch it as a slideshow if you choose the “slideshow” button in the top right.
I also got around to filming a flipthrough of the sketchbook that I finished mid-September, so you can see how the feel as a set of sketches within the physical book. I didn’t record a commentary on this one … perhaps next time!
Here’s to a creative year ahead both for me and for you, in whatever form the muse takes for you!