Last post, I mentioned that while in Adelaide, Jay Dee and I each bought ourselves a very cute 'weekly scheduler' book from the Pepe's Paperie store on Rundle St. The idea was that we would use it for focusing ourselves on doing some sort of weekly/daily sketching, and henceforth the Weekly Sketchbook project was born.
Truth be told, in the rush of daily life and the constant shortage of time, it's much too easy to neglect or sacrifice leisurely drawing (and lots of other creative pursuits), so it's really satisfying to have a project like this to encourage us to deliberately make time for it - the Weekly Sketchbook is an incentive to draw small, and draw often. And it's helpful having a friend you're accountable to, and with whom you can share the results. And we'll get to dream up sketching 'themes' and 'challenges' for each other, to keep things interesting...
Now in its 5th week, these are my first five efforts:
WEEK 1 - In Adelaide
WEEK 2 - Back home again (and doing a 'Paper Mechanics' course)
WEEK 3 - Sketching at Doug up on Bourke
WEEK 4 - Exploring an idea for a zine I'm currently working on
WEEK 5 - A slight fascination with old keys + found papers
In case you were wondering, our Weekly Sketchbooks are from the range of delicious stationery items from O-check Design Graphics (from Korea). Incredibly beautiful and desirable (you've been warned)..!
A close-up of the text + image on the cover:
P.S. Jay Dee, your 'week 6' challenge is to create and use a set of hand-carved rubber stamps.