Today was a good day. With little ceremony, my sketchbook finally arrived for The Sketchbook Project. I have been waiting since the end of September. After one (almost two) email(s) to Arthouse, one interesting conversation with the mail carrier who delivers to my office building ("there is no box for the 16th floor, if mail is addressed to a suite on the 16th floor it gets "returned to sender") WHAT, REALLY??
So anyway, it came and I'm happy. I have been preparing reference photos for some of the drawings I am planning to include, laying out the page order and writing the text that will accompany some of my entries. This has been an exercise in planning, focusing, purging and containing my excitement. I cannot wait to put pencil to paper and loose myself in the highlights and shadows.