Keeping up a sketchbook is something I’ve never done well – mostly because I have a perfectionist tendency to be my own worst critic and hate most of my previous work as soon as I’ve mastered a new level of skill. You really can’t rip up an unsuccessful sketchbook page without destroying the book (and ruining the point of it – to document your creative flow and improvement.) But it truly does have great effect on your creative juices – more so than sketching on random sheets of paper (which can tidily be thrown away or crumpled in frustration when they resemble a five-year-olds skill level, but also get lost in a mountain of daily-life documents when you want to save them.) So post-vacation I’m jumping into it with full gusto. Here’s another quick sketch from my new Watercolor Moleskine (which are great – grab one for yourself.) There’s something sort of safari-esque about this vintagey look. I’ve always been partial to it, especially in summer.