Category Archive: sketchbook

how to make insomnia your friend and deepen your intuition creatively

I COULDN’T SLEEP. I had major insomnia during this most recent full moon. It *could have* been the full moon.

and don’t even say, ‘but I’m not an artist.’

The folks at Art House Co-op took the words right out of my mouth. Not sure how long you’ve been following my blog, but do you remember when I did a little Sketchbook… Continue reading

one simple thing you could do to calm the {bleep} down

Draw a mandala. Start at the center. Use simple lines and shapes. Work your way out. And breathe… I know what you’re thinking, “Wow, Des, you must have a lot of time on… Continue reading

when was the last time you drew a map? the map project: an exercise in cartography

So, if you know me by now, I like to do these fun little art projects from time to time, through Brooklyn Art Library’s Arthouse Co-op. I had recently signed up for The… Continue reading

how to create a new book cover for your altered art journal

Hiya, peeps! The surf is firing, but the crowds are crazy…I’m gonna keep this quick. I finally had a chance to play with some beautiful Japanese fabric that I found at SuperBuzzy! SuperBuzzy… Continue reading

how to choose a journal you’ll love

Hiya creative peeps! It’s time for The Purpose Project – a year-long creative journey, where we explore our chakras and the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water. I am excited to… Continue reading

When are you the most creative?

I AM THE MOST CREATIVE WHEN: my mind is clear, and I am not stressing out on a gazillion things it is late at night (night owl) I’ve had a glass of wine… Continue reading

there is still so much that i want to share

well, i am back from my mini digital vacation…ahhhhhhhh. that was really, really, really nice. bali has given me so much in the last couple of weeks. i have been sketching in my travel… Continue reading

quick sketch of a daily ritual

I’ve had my share of the usual field sketches while designing landscapes for clients, but it’s been a while since I’ve kept a field journal for myself. I kind of miss the spontaneous feel… Continue reading