I've been doing a drawing every day starting at he beginning of 2014. It's a challenge I set for myself to invite new directions into my work. The drawings started as line drawings of things in my house or surroundings. Slowly I began adding collage elements and working with ink or gesso. The challenge has been really important to me daily. Coming to my sketchbook is such a reward. Sketchbook art is more spontaneous and free. It's a no judgement zone. Now my challenge is carrying over this feeling into my encaustic paintings.
Wether I have lots of time to draw or just a few minutes, it's been great to express myself everyday on paper, and I feel like I am building a new visual vocabulary that I can draw fromin my new work.