Sneak Peek: Sketchbook

My Dear Darling Sketchbook
A peek at my first painting in my new sketchbook. It’s totally a work-in-progress and by that I mean it may never be completely finished. 😉 I add to it every night right before bed, even if it’s just a line here or a spot there. Something about painting puts me in a completely different mindset – it’s relaxing.

I’ve been painting more since the new year (here’s a peek at another) and I think I’m finally starting to feel comfortable sharing peeks of my sketchbook! This might sound silly but when I started sharing my penguin doodles, I felt so embarrassed and shy like I explained in this post. I’m not too sure what’s changed since then but I guess I’ve come to terms with the way I draw or paint. It’s far from straight lines and perfect circles but those shaky lines are a part of me. And I’m okay with that for now. 🙂

What do you love doing that helps you relax? Have you painted with metallics? This is my first time and I LOVE it!!

Lots of Smiles,
Akiyo

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