Another of my birthday presents was this inspiring book about artists’ sketchbooks and journals. It is encouraging me to play a bit more. These images started with some random paint marks applied with a palette knife, using left over paint. I also stuck on fragments of a paper bag that I like the colour of, and a sticker from a new pair of trousers (because stickers are fun, right?) I then used these pages to do some sketching from my figure studies book.