Yes, that's right, I went ahead with my daughter's suggestion of "Molly" the Moleskine. And can I say, I love her more and more with each sketch. I am still getting used to adding watercolors to the smooth Moleskine paper, but I am loving the practice. I am planning on adding a few more things to this name tag sketch but here is my start.
I've been just doing a few simple sketches about my day. I haven't been able to work in it everyday but I am trying to not put too much pressure on myself about the Moleskine. I don't want to have too many rules or I will be too scared to draw in it. Although, my daughter spilled an entire glass of water on my bag and Molly was the only thing I was worried about in the excitement. I rescued Molly right away and fortunately she came out unscathed. But I learned that I was OK with a little water spilled. My sketchbook is supposed to be a representation of me and my life and what better way to represent the fact that right now, I am first and foremost, a mom. And speaking of moms...my mom had the MOST amazing amaryllis this year. The blossoms were as big as my head. I went to take a picture and realized that I had left my camera at home. I wanted badly to do a sketch (a good one, you know, with pencil and lots of eraser) of it before it was gone and I tried desperately all day to get a chance to work on it but, despite my best efforts, all I ended up with was 10 extra minutes before I had to pick up my daughter from school. I just did a quick sketch with a Sharpie and put in the highlights with my waterbrush and raced out the door. I had to finish the painting from memory (which ANYONE who has ever spent any time with me, knows is not great) so this is what I ended up with and it doesn't even begin to show how amazing this amaryllis was. I just loved it.