In these challenging times, it is sometimes easy to forget just how much we can be grateful for. Usually I would have a chance to sit around a table and share my sketchbook with friends, or have someone steal a glance across my shoulder when sketching in a public place. While those days won’t be here for a while, my first zen journal of the year is now complete.
I am not quite sure where you are right now, whether you’re keeping strictly to a routine or sometimes letting one day blur into the next.
Wherever you are I hope you’re healthy.
Despite all the turmoil, looking back on every sketchbook page and moment that went along with it I felt extremely lucky. So today I am sharing my full sketchbook with you too. These are my personal moments of creativity and reconnection, ink-blotched fingers and all. From my desk to yours, here is a virtual glance across my shoulder, and may this glance bring you an additional moment of beauty and stillness these days!
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Slow 🐢 entertainment for your evening. A full flip through of the first sketchbook of 2020, starting with the first image of the year through to the first week of #inking100japanesebirds. Thank you for suggesting the perfect soundtrack while I paint the bird series @cjk.bgm. #brushpendrawing #sumie #水墨画 #sketchbook #inkwashpainting #japanesepainting #japanlovers #zen #筆ペン画 #一期一絵 #artistoninstagram #pinturajaponesa #tuschezeichnung #hellofrom #zurich #nambannotebooks #inking100japanesebirds #the100dayproject #art