sketchbook {summer 09}



I am a bit scared of sketchbooks. I always want to do everything perfectly… even rough sketches. Stupid, I know. But then this summer I discovered an American artist named Martha Rich. Her sketchbook is amazing! Thick with paint, weird ideas (that may, or may not go anywhere), and mistakes. I was totally inspired. I rushed out and got a beautiful, expensive, clean sketchbook… and didn’t touch it. It was too perfect. I didn’t want to ruin it. After I stared at it for about a month, I left it on it’s shelf and hit the thrift store. I found three volumes of Woman’s Day ~ Encyclopedia of Cookery for fifty cents each. Sold! I spent the rest of the summer slapping paint over the jellied ham recipes and didn’t care what happened. Above are a few of the pages. Ah, sweet relief. Thank you Martha ~ xo

7 responses to “sketchbook {summer 09}”

  1. Nikki
    10.08.2010 - 8:53am

    I just love these. So raw and wonderful! Keep it up!

  2. Danielle Krysa
    10.11.2010 - 10:33pm

    thanks nikki xo

  3. Sheila
    02.03.2011 - 8:18pm

    I adore this idea. I have all sorts of perfect little sketch books that I end up letting my kids steal paper out of. Or worse, I think, “wouldn’t this be a lovely little way to keep dumb lists and make them feel special”. Time to go find some books to deface with my art.

  4. Danielle Krysa
    02.05.2011 - 9:17am

    yes! go do it! it was the most liberating thing i’ve ever done… when it comes to art anyway!

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