Today I was reading on ‘Have Dogs will Travel’ about ‘Cheap Sketchbook Syndrome’. I definitely have it. I’ve been using a handmade sketchbook that I made myself from Stonehenge paper and the pages are prepped with acrylic paint or ink. This ‘good paper’ inhibits me. All day I’ve been ‘getting around to’ doing a sketch from one of the photos I took when I went to Cockatoo Island. Tonight I decided to draw in a little spiral bound cartridge paper sketchbook that I use for diagrams and notes. Why can’t it all go on the ‘good paper’. That’s what I’d like to know. My Stonehenge book cost me 2 sheets of Stonehenge paper and that’s not such a lot of money. How can I stop myself being like this?
Then I came across what Roz had to say….. every word she says is true, but will it change me?