First page jitters

In some sketchbooks, I’ve been so concerned about messing up the first page that my first sketch was done on page 3. Saving the opening page for something… sometime… No more! I received a Stillman & Birn Alpha Sketchbook* for Christmas and determined to overcome all fear and start on page one. However, my pen did hover for quite a while before making a mark. This is a good thing — to stop and think, and look and be deliberate. This is dry milkweed pods.

* I heard about this Sketchbook via Liz Steel who likes it as her “everyday” Sketchbook as opposed to special ones on a theme or for a trip (I believe that’s what she mentioned). In any case, I still had first page jitters.

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