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"I should recommend . . . keeping . . . a small memorandum-book in the breast-pocket, with its well-cut sheathed pencil, ready for notes on passing opportunities: but never being without this." John Ruskin, The Elements of Drawing, 1857

I was fortunate to be able to spend my morning having coffee and recording video with a group of artists in Cambridge, listening to and documenting their thoughts on a conceptual project. (Sara had a beautiful Coptic-bound book, so I took a snapshot of that as well...) Afterwards, I walked and talked with my sister, from Central Square to the Fogg Gallery at Harvard, where there was a show of artist's sketchbooks I had been longing to see. Inspiring to look at so many different kinds of sketchbook and so many different drawing processes.

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A friend sent me a link to your site a few days ago and I've been enjoying your sketchs ever since.
BTW not only are your sketches wonderfull the sketchbooks themselves are very nice I haven't seen any just like them...where do you get them?

Thanks, Brian. I make the sketchbooks. If you dig around in the archives for December 2005, I think you'll find the posts where I talk about the process - it was surprisingly straightforward, and it lets me use whatever paper I like.

Elizabeth - I love this one. Just beautiful.

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