Saturday, October 15, 2011

I'm afraid

The Scream by Edvard Munch
So this is how I feel when I look at my new really white sketchbook. I signed up for The Sketchbook Project 2012 which looks like so much fun,but I'm afraid of this...
My Sketchbook Day 1
Look how white and blank it looks!?!? So how do you get over that fear of starting a new sketchbook? Do you just dive in and start drawing? painting? I'd love to know your ideas. Because for some reason, I'm just keep looking at this blank book and thinking what if I mess it up? What if it looks like something that a really little kid might draw?

I learned about the Sketchbook project from my Creative Coconut friend, Bel Fireman. She just had the opportunity to visit the home of the collection of completed sketchbooks from last year at the Brooklyn Art Library. Take a hop over to her last blog post The Real-Life Sketchbook Project to read about her visit. She created an amazing sketchbook for last years project. You can take a look at the digital version of her sketchbook here. Bel was also my featured artist last year if you'd like to read more about her incredible artwork, check out the post here.

If you'd like to sign up to be a part of the Sketchbook project, visit their website at the Art House Coop to sign up. Then I won't be the only one staring at a blank sketchbook, we can stare together!

I think I need to remember this quote of Madi's when I sit down to draw today. I will be sharing my sketchbook journey with you along the way. So stay tuned for a new Page 1!

"Drawing is still magic." by  Madi


Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

I don't know...I kinda like a new sketchbook. BOO!

Belinda Fireman said...

Thanks again, Stacie, for the links to my work! I totally know what it is like to face that blank page and be afraid of screwing it up. I am a recovering perfectionist, after all!
The best thing to do is to just start. Start with what you know. If you are scared, then that is perfect. Draw scared, journal scared, paint scared. What does scared feel like in your body and how will that look as an image? What color is scared?
Try not to think about it too much. Just do it! xo

stacie said...

Thanks so much Bel! Just the kind of advice I was looking for. Jumped in today. I'll post soon!