Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

imageI had not expected to enjoy making entries in this sketchbook as much as I do.  Nor had I expected how much value keeping this sketchbook was going to be.

One thing I find really nice about keeping this on the computer is how easily I can move things around and change things.  I can lift, for example, any or all of the three drafts on the right-hand page and either move it to another page or copy it into another page.

It is also easy to look through the sketch book by reducing it to 75% and “flipping” through the pages.  At 75%, both pages, side-by-side, are visible on the screen and still large enough for the print to be readable. I find that when I do this more thoughts will come that I can enter onto the page I am looking at.

I have been working on the sketchbook some almost daily.  And it is becoming apparent that doing this daily, as opposed to occasionally or when I feel like it, is of value. 

I know there will be dry days when I will feel there is nothing to record.  But I will try to record at least a little something because I can feel that turning the keeping of this sketchbook into a habit is going to be when it really becomes important to my weaving

Related Post: E-Sketchbook

Latest Entries in Sketchbook” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on April 28, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina


Irene Adler said...

I think I would prefer a paper sketch book. You can always have it with you. You can stick bits of stuff in it that have real texture you can feel and colour that is true. But I'm not computer-clever, it all sounds very technical and tricky.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Irene, you are in very good company! By the way, I had bought into the idea that you can always have it with you. For me, not so. A tiny one that would fit in my purse simply was not useful to me. A large size, which would be very useful, I am not going to carry around everywhere I go! If this were a laptop computer I could take it with me on trips...