A is for Artist’s Sketchbook. Keeping a sketchbook is not just for artists. A sketchbook can be used for ideas or inspiration. Whether you use it to clear out the mess of your head or use it in a more organised fashion e.g. for a specific project – a sketchbook is a great addition to your notebook collection.
I previously didn’t use a sketchbook for anything other than drawing and sketching when I was in an artistic mood, but a relatively recent purchase has shown me that it can be used as productively as a notebook.
There is of course no right or wrong way to put together an “ideas” sketchbook – mine (pictured) was purchased in an airport duty free because it was affordable, cute and hard-wearing. Seeing my OH who is an engineer use a sketchbook for brainstorming inspired me to find a productive use for the old-school artist’s sketchbook.
Got an old (or new) sketchbook lying around and don’t know what to do with it? Want to use it in a productive manner? Use it for website or blogging ideas, home improvements / dream house, business ideas, inspiration at work, recipes/cooking, learning a new skill or hobby or even studying/revision.
The possibilities are endless.
Let me know what you use your sketchbooks for in the comments.