Now that the first four letters of my ALAW 2013 Peace Alphabet are complete, I've been sketching out ideas for E, F, G and H.
And while I'm at it, I've been playing around with some other letters.
Just like my hamsa sketches last year, I've found this sketching to be almost a meditation.
One idea leads to another and another.
This is truly a form of relaxation. And I can't help but think that it is in part due to the sketchbook I'm drawing in...an unassuming Composition Book.
I'll admit that from time to time I'm seduced by the beauty of a handmade journal...the loveliness of the paper, the beauty of the meticulous binding. I own a number of these journals. I've even attempted to write and draw in them. But I never seem to find the freedom to doodle and sketch. They seem too precious to me.
My best ideas seem to appear on scraps of paper, sticky notes and the ubiquitous Composition Book.