Sunday was the Vancouver Artist Trading Card swap, and I eagerly packed a bag to go attend the pre-swap "Make Art" session. I included bags full of magazine photos which I wanted to sort through, intending to keep those that inspire me to draw, and chuck the rest. I packed a journal and watercolor pencils, or so I thought.
When I arrived I discovered that the journal had jumped out of the bag en-route. (Later I found it on the corner of my desk at home.) So, I sorted the photos and wondered sadly how I was going to make art without my journal. I glanced around the room and saw a couple of sheets of discarded printer paper. I drew these geese and penguins and realized once again how little we really need to be creative.
Yesterday I mounted my little drawings into a journal using washi tape. I'm not sure why, but these simple sketches make me happy.