A journal for me is different from a sketchbook – this is where I start with a theme and see where it leads and this year my theme is the wheel of the year as defined by the full moons. (Actually it is the wheel of the year every year!) The journal is where my themes and ideas for significant pieces of work gestate
My sketchbook is just that – sketches and drawings – very rough, samples and ideas, thoughts about techniques. Colour notes, reminders, “what iff’s” and so on. I suspect the main difference is that the journal is rather inward looking and the sketchbook is looking out and observing the world. Of course the two feed each other – for how can you draw a wolf moon – unless you have stood under the night sky and truly looked at the moon.
Judy has left a comment giving me a “You make my day Award” which is delightful and I will be following up on this tomorrow. Thank you Judy.