Notebooks & Sketches
I’ve been keeping sketchbooks my entire life. At first, it was something I was encouraged to do, and after a while it became so natural I was hardly without one. I wrote a Medium post about it nearly three years ago (back when writers were still invite-only). Keeping a sketchbook is a way for me to flesh out ideas and have an unfettered environment to generate new concepts and try things that might not work. It’s a place for play and observation and not a place to be edited.
Some of my favorite sketchbooks are from trips. Travel takes you outside of your self and your daily life, and provides so many opportunities to learn. I like to think I’ve captured some of those lessons more clearly than I would have if I didn’t sketch.