Today I am doing something I’ve never done on this blog before. I am giving you guys a quick peek into one of my sketch books. For those of you who didn’t know, I didn’t plan on being a administrative assistant/bookkeeper (although it is a glamorous job, let me tell you); several lifetimes ago I got a degree in apparel design, and I had every intention of spending my life making beautiful clothing. Nothing horrible happened to keep me from my dream, I just had student loans and bills to pay. Then I met Andy, and we got married and bought a house. It just became impractical for me to spend hundreds of dollars on fabric for dresses that were never going to see the light of day. Then it became a bit depressing to fill sketchbooks with designs that would never be made. For a while, I packed everything away and just stopped designing. Then a friend gave me a pocket sketchbook and encouraged me start sketching again, just for funsies, which brings us to today.
Since the book is already full of “fashion figures” I can get right down to the clothing, and as you can see, some ideas never make it past a few pencil lines, but I am drawing again and most days that makes me happy. And for now, that’s enough for me.