These are my three initial pages for the TEA sketchbook circle. It was soo nice just to spend a few hours drawing and experimenting with things that I have recently been inspired by. For example, a friend sent me this link to these beautiful quilt patterns made out of envelope paper by Stephen Sollins and I thought that this would be an excellent way to put down pattern on to paper and get started with my new sketchbook. To complement this, I drew images that are part of my everyday environment since I prefer to draw from observation (my dog, the orchids on my window sill, and some recently spun yarn). The stitching from one drawing provided the initial line to inspire the next drawing. All of the work is mixed media (pencil, coloured pencil, pen, watercolour, thread, collage). Next I am looking forward to responding to someone else's imagery!