Turning the Pages: A Look at the Sketchbooks of Artists

I think many carry along with us the latent desire to express through art.In our primes, we find crayons and brushes quite fascinating as they help us paint the world we see and recreate them with our imagination.This manifestation expresses our inner feelings via the different choice of colours we use, the contour of lines we draw and the subject we focus in the painting.Rarely do we realize that such impulses are borne out of the soul’s craving to absorb the subtlety of that experience.I am glad to find this post, which features the work of some very passionate artists(bloggers).Their beautiful artworks seem to rekindle that dormant spirit of painting that lurks within us waiting to come out!This post imparts an inspiration, profound and satisfying!


Spend some time in your Reader poring over tags such as illustrated journaling, sketching, and Moleskine…if you dare. You risk surfacing hours later, awed by contour, renewed by hues, and sated by art.

Here’s just a small sample of artists we love who share their work on WordPress. Lose yourself in their blogs. The visuals — and the stories behind them — are well worth the risk.

Drawn In

Jean’s kept a journal since 1988 and teaches workshops on illustrated journaling and drawing the elements of nature. Indulge in some of her favorite journal pages.

A self-taught watercolorist, Jean Mackay immortalizes the ephemera of everyday life at Drawn In, where she shares pages from her illustrated journals. “I always aim to make my journal pages reflect something meaningful or interesting from my experiences,” she says. “As you can see from my sketches and paintings…

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