The only way to get into a habit of doing something, like sketching, is to do it daily. I am going to try. I am not going to agonize over a blank page nor over the results. If I get into the ‘habit’ I may just surprise myself with some nice sketches. But that is not what will be my motivating force. I will continue to keep a separate sketchbook for travel and try keeping those sketches more formal and crisp. But for everyday I’m just going to do whatever the day dictates.
Today as I was doing morning chores like laundry, baking, dishes and general tidying up I saw that my Bewitched had a beautiful blossom open this morning. So after having gotten over the first page of new sketchbook jitters I just dove in and did a quick sketch of the rose with a simple wash. I think I went just beyond into the ‘overworked’ stage so I stopped and let it be. I enjoyed the process.