Sketchbooks have been on the brain lately. I have kept many sketchbooks over the years. I tend to use lots and chose the one right for the occasion. Small ones that fit in my pocket for quick outings or larger ones for a museum trip but the problem is I don’t keep one cohesive sketchbook that I really pour myself into. Some ideas never develop because I will put that sketchbook down and may not pick it up again for several weeks. My goal for the year is to keep a sketchbook/journal with me at all times so ideas have pages and time to develop. Sketchbook/Journals have also been on the brain because my 10 year old is becoming a wonderful writer full of ideas and creativity. I can see how important it is for me to encourage her to keep a book with her to record experiences and thoughts. And I think if I start with my younger one now it will become a natural part of life.
So I have been trying to come up with ideas that encourage sketchbook use for me and my daughters. My idea is to create
Stickers full of art reference information, organization tools and ways to inspire. You can stick them into you sketchbook and have information and tools handy at all times.
My initial idea was to create sticker packs and sell on Etsy but during the process I decided I just want to share them with you all here and create a place on the blog where we share sketchbook activities and ideas to help all of us become better artist.
I have lots of stickers already planned and some more ideas in the pipeline. I am going to post stickers periodically on the blog. You can pick up a pack of label sticker sheets, save the stickers from the blog, and print them off. Then you will be all set. You could just print them out on paper and tape them into the books, but I really like stickers. Don’t you?
I have two stickers to share with you today.
A ruler sticker for measuring emergencies (you know, like when a gnome needs to know how tall he is)
and an inspiration sticker to help keep ideas organized and easier to spot (cause some of my ideas get lost in the page never to be seen again). It has 3 spots to fill in one for the idea, materials needed and notes.
Because I want to offer high quality images for you and I cannot post PDF files on the blog I will be sharing them through another website.
You can download the stickers here.
okay so I realized that sometimes when you click the above link the stickers are there and sometimes thery are not. I'm working on a solution. Sorry~
My only request is that you use the stickers for personal uses only. Make some for yourself or send them to you awesome niece who you don’t get to see nearly enough (love you KK).
Oh and I would love for you to share your thoughts with me. I want to learn about lots of subjects with these stickers and hope you join me in the exploration.