Thursday, October 14, 2010

a peek inside my sketchbook

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I am back from my trip to Colorado and even when I am on the road, outside of my studio and away from my daily comforts, I always make time to create. It is important not to let the outside stuff (travel, business tasks and general distractions) keep me from the daily practice of drawing and working through ideas and creativity in my sketchbook. While on the road I take quiet moments- in the airport, on the plane, before bed, after dinner, on a walk- to quickly sketch, draw things that stand out to me, use my photographs for inspiration, make color observations and exercise my creative muscles. Here is a little peek into a few pages of my sketching from Colorado...

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43 comments:

Createology said...

Oh how I love your sketchbook. How wonderful to be able to draw and enjoy your art no matter where you are. Happy sketching...

Katrinka said...

Wow. Even your sketchbook is beautiful!

Sarah said...

Your sketchbook is amazing. What brand is it and what kind of paint did you use?

Kari said...

Thanks for the peek! I love looking at your sketchbook. It's so cool that you always take time to be creative no matter where you are or what is going on.

grayzeee said...

Alisa - just curious, what are your 'creative essentials' when traveling? I love your sketchbook! I wanna be like you when I grow up!

Lori said...

So gorgeous and inspiring! I love the color and the script.

Eden said...

Those are ALL just so beautiful!!! I love your sense of color!!

Jennifer said...

Your sketch books are amazing. I love that you give us a peek inside.

gina armfield said...

can u say love? Luscious book.

gina armfield said...

p.s. what kind of watercolor palette do yo travel with?

Vicki said...

I love how colorful all these drawings are...(:

Liette alias Pixelle said...

wouawwwwwwwww...so nice...so wonderfull...i adore your sketch book...you are so talentuous...

gretchen said...

what a treasure!
something about taking a peek inside someone's sketchbook is nearly the same to me as reading their diary...very personal and in your case? very beautiful!

CJD said...

I really love your style. I love getting a peek into your sketchbook. More please!! I love Colorado. I have lived in Lafayette and Brighton. I have a lot of friends and family there. Seeing your blog posts recently has made me homesick for CO. Need to plan a trip!! Thanks for the inspiration to art journal.

la.daridari said...

your sketchook is a real treasure!

Rustic Tarts said...

Thanks for letting us have a peek - it is gorgeous.

Nihan SARI said...

yay,
a sketchbook post again.I love your sketch..

Tanja Z. said...

yes, really, really beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Me too, I would like to know what you take on the road to create these sketches (especially interested what kind of black pen/brand you use).

Rachel M said...

I love your sketchbook! Thanks for sharing.

Rowena said...

Great sketchbook. I love how you are totally committed to it. You go all the way.

Ticklish Moose said...

Beautiful- is that for the Sketchbook Project??

Edera Jewelry said...

What a beautiful sketchbook!

lynda Howells said...

l love your work and your sketch book is amazingx thanks for sharing. lynda

the messy nest said...

I just love seeing inside other artist's sketch/paint books :) Puts such a HUGE smile on my face. Thank you for giving us a peek inside yours ... inspires me to get working in mine this weekend alisa!
xox
jen

Cindy and Joe said...

I can just say ditto to all of the above. Do tell about the sketch book---kind, size, etc. and the paints you use while traveling. This brought a huge smile.

Diana Dellos said...

Love these!!!
Question: do you sketch first, then paint - or paint the color, then sketch black lines when it's dry?
Just curious! I usually paint first.

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Peeking into your sketchbook is like peeking into the mind of Mother Nature. Such beautiful work!

Nelda Ream said...

This is so inspiring. I'm headed to Michael's with a coupon for a sketchbook.

Little Treasures said...

I would die to have a page from your sketchbook!
I keep returning to this post and just fill my eyes with the beautiful sketches! And can't get enough...
still...

Kirsten said...

I just want to echo others' comments. Your sketchbook is gorgeous. Please do share your products and process. I love Autumn and your sketches capture it beautifully!

laurie b said...

i love your sketchbook! do you ever teach a class on sketchbooking?

Jane LaFazio said...

one word. fabulous!

Sarah Anderson said...

gorgeous, gorgeous sketches in your book, thanks so much for sharing :)

Vanessa said...

Beautiful work and wonderful talent!

Chitra said...

You are just awesome.
I have never seen a sketchbook like this and I can not imagine doing this for my sketchbook.

How do you do it???????

Why creativity comes from within???

Very beautiful sketchbook.

Cynthia Rahardja Clancy said...

what a lovely sketchbook!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Beautiful! I hope you have another book in the works illustrating your tutorials. I'd be first in line to buy one.

beka*b said...

These pages are so beautiful. I could stare at them for hours...

Tracie said...

I heart your sketchbooks!
A class on creating a sketchbook habit puleez!

Wendy said...

Yep, I'm with everyone else. I've told my man that I want the Color Theory class for Christmas, but if you did a sketchbook class, I might have to do that one as well. From some of the pics, I'm guessing that it's the portable Sakura watercolors. Ya, I may have to get my butt to the art store soon. I've been coveting them for some time and this is just enough motivation to get me to shell out the dough.

Thanks for these glimpses. Love them!!

Marsha said...

This was so much fun. I paint, craft, sew, and photograph. Your site is very inspirational. Thank you for sharing it.

Paola Roma said...

Your sketchbook is spectacular! I love!

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