I have been carrying a
sketchbook everywhere, since age 14. I sketch weddings, funerals,
births, trips, school events. I don’t take photos of things. Only
sketches, and usually in a plain Moleskine notebook. I use the little ones for daily life sketches and
the bigger ones for special events. And I always sketch with a pen.
Otherwise I am too much of a perfectionist; using a pen helps me
to accept my mistakes.
My first children’s book will be published next year by BloomsburyUS.
It’s written and illustrated in my sketchbook style and the inspiration
came from my first trip to New York City last year. The book is
entitled ELLIE McDOODLE, Have Pen Will Travel.
Ruth McNally Barshaw
Visit her website.
© 2005 RMB
Next week: Sam K. Harding
Here’s a thought via J.C:
"The Pilot razor-point pen is my
compass, watch and soul chaser.
Thousands of miles of black squiggles."
from BRAIDED CREEK by Ted Kooser and Jim Harrison
To Slimbolala and all our friends in New Orleans:
Laissez les bon temps rouler!