7) Do you keep a sketchbook? If so, what do you get out of this process? Do you think it's a good thing, in general, for an artist to do?
No! And I know I should. In fact, just the other day I ran into Conspirator Ken Avidor(www.bicyclopolis.blogspot.com) at a parade by my house and his first question was: "Did you bring your sketchbook?" GAH! .... no.... But Ken does the most wonderful, elaborate sketchbooks I know of, and I hope that someday they will be published for the world to see his genius/madness.
I have a detail from an amazing painting Danno did in my journal/sketchbook:
Which brings me to the title of this post... I keep regular daily journal which includes real-life stuff... but lately, I've been wanting to keep a journal about future stuff... like the drawings I've done for Bicyclopolis.
I just got involved with a group of very talented people who keep journals led by my journaling guru Roz Stendahl...here's a picture of Roz from the meeeting last night at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts: