As I gather all my school supplies for my last semester, I tend to get distracted by all of my old projects, notes, and sketchbooks from years past. I know I’m not the only one. Since I don’t really like to be forced to sketch and have a terrible time keeping a regular sketchbook, usually I get one or two pages into a notepad before it gets abandoned until I absolutely need to draw something out: then the procrastination cycle begins anew!

However, last semester I used my sketchbook to plan out my final projects for Jewelry/Metals III. I also drew a lot of potential ideas for the presents I wanted to make over the holiday. Since these are easily the two fullest pages of any sketchbook I’ve ever cracked open, I thought I’d share them to give you some insight into how I record my ideas. For 3D projects in particular, I find it important to note what materials I envision using in the piece. I also include sizes and variations for a lot of my ideas, because even if it’s written in permanent marker…I probably haven’t actually made up my mind yet.

Featured Image: Jill Sibio, 2019

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