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I found this book to be very helpful and it gave me lots of ideas and things to practice. I love her art journaling style, and go back to reread and copy styles of her work often. It has made a difference to my art work overall.
Love LOVE this book. I had been meaning to improve upon my art this year but severely lacked direction. This book, while not a solution, is definitely a step in the right direction. The author writes with tenderness and emotion about her own journey towards regular journaling and drawing practice. It lays a great foundation about why and how to go about creating a meaningful daily art journal and its many benefits. Following this, i finally found the courage to start my own journal and am already on my 5th day. I cant wait to return to it tonight. It is helping me loosen up and enjoy the process of drawing, rather than fear it. Surely that is a good thing. Highly recommended.
The introduction was like reading a parallel life - feeling that I'd lost the ability to draw. Have tried several books thinking they would help reignite my confidence and am sure this will do the trick.
At school I was always an A+ student in art but was taught that everything had to be perfect which I think could have been the problem over the years. That and working full time while raising a family. Unless you are absolutely disciplined, refuse to become drowned in domesticity and save a little of each day for yourself, confidence diminishes if not vanishes altogether.
This book is clearly written, the sketches are beautiful and prove that everyday things can be important and beautiful enough to record. Practise, practise, practise is the key. The author's advice is hugely helpful - reading it opens your eyes to the things around you, however unimportant they may be considered otherwise - fallen leaves, the spots on a ladybird, cloud formation, nature in season, a cup of coffee, a mug of cocoa - they're all worth recording.
For me, simple the best way to keep a journal. My best art book purchase yet and one I've read from cover to cover.
This book is packed with inspiration and advices how to start working on your sketchbook. I couldn’t stop reading it! Also I found this size of book easy to carry with me and read on the train, it’s actually size of a sketchbook :)
A really lovely book. Just the right balance of words to pictures. And the pictures are wonderfully expressive. The author offers much encouragement and supportive nudges to get a daily sketching practice established and builds a case for the improvement in drawing and observation skills that will result. A bonus is its small format, making it easy to ready in bed. A must for any creative's library.
Love this little book....I already have a bullet journal and had an art journal too, but wasn’t sure how to approach it. This book has inspired me already and I‘ve drawn my first page today. I’ve seen things around me very differently. I’m going to keep it up too. Fabulous drawings throughout this book. Love it.