So I have been thinking of scrapping my website for a while now, and replacing it with a blog. I get it, that there are a million, billion blogs and vlogs out there, in the digital sea of social media, and to be seen, you have to be pretty darn special. So that is why I am pretending, inside my head, that this is a digital sketchbook instead. It takes off, all the pressure and lets me use the screen, like a page,to show my scribbles and sketches, which are always the foundations, to my next drawings/illustrations/paintings. If you are unfamiliar with the term sketchbook, let me explain; it is a book of sketches. It is a book which acts like the physical platform of your mind. It is a collective of tickets, ripped out paper, wallpaper and fabric swatches, mindless words, doodles, initial pen and ink mark making, magazine clippings, old polaroid photographs and ideas which make sense to only you. Sketchbooks are beautiful keepsakes, they are the original ‘media gallery’ in your phone, before the filters have been added, and without an ounce of editing. They show your vunerability as an artist. They are the unsung heroes of the creative world. So if any of my students, past or present are reading this, take heed. The process, the development of an idea, is always more enchanting to me, then the coveted final piece. So I hope I can convey this through my digital sketchbook/ blog.