Exploring concepts and refining my visual practice in sketchbooks. Using drawing as data, memory, and tool for understanding.
I track daily habits and goals with a red/blue pencil. It functions as a personal, diagrammatic diary. I started this practice to prioritize my goals and have a means of mindfully tracking my behavior.
Over the years I have learned the value of hand-drawing data—it has changed my mentality in budgeting and balancing my schedule.
When I experience something I want to remember, like a trip or conference or even a book, I draw. I always choose to draw rather than photograph to internalize the details and content.
These sketchbooks served as the basis for a digital map
For many years I have drawn to clarify my thoughts and understanding. I practice this daily in sketchbooks, on scraps of paper, and in books I’m reading. It is a means of getting thoughts out and connecting disparate references.
Here are a few samples from the past 12 months.