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Sketching

Not… very good at getting that stuff down. Filling my head with sketches is no problem, but putting them on paper, you know, not so much. Mainly because I’m such a perfectionist with a performance anxiety that with the few I manage to actually get down, I usually go straight for the big project without any real warm up.

Well, I made a promise to myself to sketch more and more often and not being such a big critic about it, blowing it up and feel I always HAVE to go all big and serious straight away. I have very little patience when it comes to this part of the process.

So, this wednesday I bought one of these beautiful classic Moleskine notebooks to encourage myself to LET GO(in a pretty framing), actually getting more ideas down on paper(not just in writing on my phone), letting them grow in the directions they take me and then decide if I want to go forward with them or not. It really sounds basic, but I find it hard. Because I am, kind of hard on myself that is and I think I need to be it just a little bit less.

I immediately felt inspired just having bought the book, so breaking it in(I felt the need to get it over with almost right away) I wanted to get something down I thought of on my way home on the subway.

Maybe it’s just me chewing up that nitpicking part of myself.

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