So Much Stuff

So Many Distractions
I'm trying to get things straightened around for my classes to begin next week.  There are so many distractions on my work tables  -  sketchbooks to work in, sketchbooks to work from, paintings to finish,  paintings to start.  There are stacks of sketchbooks, piles of paper, clipboards of upcoming class information, things I want to be able to get my hands on, things I don't know what to do with   .   .   .

If it sounds like I'm complaining, I'm not.  I love this stuff, and I love the possibilities it all represents. I had intended to go out painting this morning, but it's raining.  We'll try for this afternoon, and I'll try to get all of this "stuff" in some kind of order by then.

The sketchbook page at the bottom was done yesterday  -  very hot and sunny.  The house is very complicated with many odd angles and at a difficult view point. To get it down, I just did a very quick continuous line drawing and didn't worry about what was what.  I'm happy with it.  It is that house to me.   Don't forget  -  your sketchbook page is your sketchbook page, and that's all that matters.


Debbie Nolan said...

Your sketch book page looks great. The house looks like a place I would like to visit. Hope you have good success with your class. Have a blessed day.

Catherine said...

Thanks Debbie - a blessed day to you too.

Diana said...

Your page is so beautiful, lovely home. Take care, love, Diana

Catherine said...

Thanks Diana! There are so many wonderful old cottages around here. I wish we had a longer season to paint outside, but I'll take it when i can get it :)

Roxanne Steed said...

Hi Catherine, I've just stumbled across your lovely blog, I think I found it on Pinterest.... Do you make your own sketchbooks? The paper looks awesome. It's rare to find a decent one with 100%cotton paper anymore. I have a feeling I'm going to be on a quest before too long to start making my own! I'd love to hear what you use!

Catherine said...

Roxanne - Thanks for stopping by here. I just wandered through your beautiful blog - so much beauty and inspiration to see there.
Yes, I do make my own sketchbooks. I "team teach" bookbinding workshops with a friend. The paper we use is Strathmore Aquarius 2. Not regular Strathmore watercolor paper! We find that Aquarius is soft enough to fold and stitch, doesn't buckle, and holds the color well. Also works well with pencil and pen. Once you start making your own, you'll be hooked.