Friday, December 14, 2012

Starting new Gamma sketchbook.

I started new sketchbook on a Subway, Gamma by Stillman & Birn. The one with Van Gogh's drawing of a Sower on the sleeve.
I have a very special relationships with Van Gogh, I fell in love with his work at 15, after reading the book by Irving Stone " Lust for life". Van Gogh's "Letters to his brother Theo" is one of my favorite books ever, I got it at 17 and brought it here with me. Stone based his book on that Letters. Whenever I needed advice or inspiration, or just a friend, I opened a book at any page and listened to wise words.
So all this to explain why I did this drawing on the second page, leaving the first for something more special than a Subway sketches, I felt stupid to be so superstitious, but it was the only way to start that beautiful new sketchbook, till it become tainted, familiar, approachable.
I used vintage green pencil signed "Bell system property" with metal yellow patch covering last 6 letters, something really charming in that pencil, very personal and I like how it was gliding on paper.


CrimsonLeaves said...


T.Gomez said...

Checking out both books today! We had an exhibit here of Van Gogh's works. It left such an impression on me. I love your posts. Besides great drawings, you have great insights. Hope your season is warm, peace filled and prosperous!

Nikira said...

Thank you, CrimsonLeaves. :-)

Nikira said...

Thank you very much, Trudy, how lucky you are to see Van Gogh exhibit. I wish you too wonderful Holidays and peace. As much as possible in such uneasy times.