I try to sketch or draw or doodle everyday. It really does not take much effort because I love to draw, so I do it as much as possible. It seems like whenever I am on the phone, making a list or just passing time, I am also sketching or doodling. Most of the time, I really try to draw in my sketch book, but sometimes it is on my "to do" list, or the mail, or a napkin or a receipt...you get the idea.
The only problem that I have with sketch books is this...
They are SO UGLY! Seriously, is this the best you can do Strathmore??? I know there are plenty of cute plain paper notebooks out there, but the paper is usually so thin in those, and I like the size of this one. But the green cover, no I just can not deal with that nonsense! So I doll my sketch books up so that they are cute and functional for me.
I paint the covers and then I put a strip of packing tape on the inside of the cover, by the spiral thing that binds it together, to make the cover stronger. I also tie a ribbon around it to keep the pages together. I do a lot of my drawing with water colors, and it warps the pages, so if I didn't have the ribbon around it, it would puff up and be extra fat.
See how unruly they get?
The book on top only has a few pages painted, but you can see how much they warp. I don't really care about that, but I do want it all to stay together when I shove it in my purse!
Are you a doodler?
Here is a fascinating article about doodling, if you are interested.