The truth is, some of my favourite sketches I’ll never be able to sell.
This is because I create many of my best sketches randomly at Starbucks on Starbucks napkins. The reason I don’t carry a sketch book around with me is because that is just too scary for me. I have gotten over the fear of standing in front of a blank canvas. That fear has been replaced with excitement.
But — a sketch book with blank pages… terrifying! I feel much more comfortable with the notion of sketching on a recyclable napkin and having the freedom of tossing it if it doesn’t please me. I also love the unplanned spontaneity of it all… Creating something unique from random instruments…
Here is my most recent sketch. Exquisiteness (is that a word?) on a Starbucks napkin! With the right frame, this could actually be a gorgeous finished piece for the home!
The longer I look at this sketch, the more it reminds me of reverse Vanilla Temptation from my Indulgence collection!
I’ve also been secretly working on abstract art for an upcoming collection! I love creating both figurative and abstract work and for this reason I catch myself making figurative illustrations when I’m not in the studio.
My heart is split between the figurative and abstract world! What’s a girl to do?!