It's that time of year that signals new beginnings: a new season, a new school year, the Jewish new year. It's the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the promise of a clean slate, a new crispness to the air.
All of this energizes me and I'm ready to begin anew: to tackle a new project, or pick up an old one that's been left behind.
So today I went to Paper Source (it is *dangerous* to have that store so nearby, I could spend all my monies there and be perfectly happy about it) and picked myself up some new sketch books and pencils.
Having good supplies is always the first step, and I know I'll want to keep reaching for my sketchbook when it looks this pretty.
Added bonus? These journals are eco-friendly (made from the lokta plant, a sustainable resource) and hand-crafted by a woman's co-operative in Nepal. The pencils, meanwhile, are produced by Cretacolor, an Austrian company which relies on renewable energy sources, including local wind turbines, for over 60% of its energy.
So here goes! It's been awhile since I've sketched or painted or played around with anything arty, and I'm excited to get back into it.
What new projects are you excited to take on?