Hello there. Today, I wanted to share with you a peek inside my sketchbook. This is where I start for nearly every project. I did this a little bit last year, but now that I've started to sketch more regularly this year - I am now sold that this is the best thing to do. Why do I say that? Here are my thoughts on it.
It helps to get an idea down on paper. I can't tell you how many times I thought of something and then when I finally have time to work on crafting, I had forgotten what my idea was! Or, when you have time to create something, but you have no creative 'juice'. By having a sketch ready, you can sit down and start creating without much forethought - which means you could get more done rather than sitting, staring at a bunch of products and not making anything.
Sketching also helps me when I get a new stamp or a new product I want to try. I'm able to draw it out which helps me to think ahead of how this new item will work with existing products I may have - why did I purchase it. As you'll see in my video, my sketches are pretty basic but I have notes that help give me more specifics. Use a pencil (with an eraser) and try to sketch before making a project. I hope you'll discover it to be helpful for you on your next project. I hope you enjoy the video. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about sketching. Thanks!