Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Art of a Sketchbook

30 Day Grid, pen & watercolor in sketchbook, © 2012 Nancy Van Blaricom

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When I was looking through my many sketchbooks to see what would be a good blog post for this Friday I came upon this 2 page spread of 1 inch squares made into a 30 day grid of small daily sketches.

Each day I would find something ... I didn't care what and do a sketch of it.  A stop sign, a tree, a mug,  a salt shaker.  Anything to make sure I could fill a one inch square with a sketch.

It was a great way to get into the habit of sketching as well as fun to look for something to fill the square.

Give it a try and see if you enjoy this self challenge.



  1. A good habit, actually, and so creative!
    Have a good week-end, Nancy!

  2. such a great exercise! It will be on my list of things to try !

  3. This is so great. Daily sketching; just like daily painting!

  4. Great idea and a beautiful result!

  5. What a great idea, Nancy. Thanks for sharing. I've done this with painting, but not sketching.