Saturday, February 18, 2012


Tower of sketchbooks
A little weakness of mine.

65 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Kathleen Maunder said...

First word that came to my mind was 'strength'! :)

2/18/2012 9:11 AM  
Blogger prpltrtl946 said...


Do you fill them? I have a few sketchbooks, but none are full... 8*)

And, I just saw the art for the postcard I got with my Friends print!!!!

At first I didn't believe I saw it...but the postcard is up on my wall right above my computer so I looked up and there it was!!

That was fun!! Thanks!! 8*)

2/18/2012 9:17 AM  
Blogger Felicity said...

...and a great gift to everyone else.

Keep collecting & adding to this wonderful treasure chest Geninne - it's a delight to have a sneak peek at this selection.

Happy day!

2/18/2012 9:17 AM  
Blogger alarmcat said...

i'm glad to know i'm not alone!! i, too, have many sketchbooks.

thanks for sharing!

2/18/2012 9:29 AM  
Blogger Stephinie said...

stunning ~ ~ ~

2/18/2012 9:36 AM  
Blogger Kristina D. Closs said...

I can relate! They are very pretty though.

2/18/2012 10:00 AM  
Blogger Isa M. said...

If I could only fill my own sketch books with so many beautiful things like the one you draw....

I love your work !!!

Kisses from Argentina

2/18/2012 10:03 AM  
Blogger Purpletreebird said...

Lovely sketchbooks, they look great all laid out like this. :) It is my weakness too!
Jess xx

2/18/2012 10:09 AM  
Anonymous Sybille said...

Amazing and beautiful! Wish I could look at them page for page!

2/18/2012 10:42 AM  
Blogger HollyM said...

Isn't that funny but just like the first commenter the first thing I thought was more like a strength. They are beautiful. What a treasure.

2/18/2012 11:15 AM  
Blogger sara koncilja said...

I share your weakness as well. They are beautiful and very inspirational! Thanks for sharing.

2/18/2012 11:22 AM  
Blogger Carlene said...

I love seeing your sketchbooks, almost better than finished pieces! Is that crazy?

2/18/2012 11:40 AM  
Blogger ariadne said...

They are so beautiful! I'd love to see more of your black and white ones too!AriadnefromGreece!

2/18/2012 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Denice (inkstitch) said...

Love, love, love, love, love!! xo

2/18/2012 1:08 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Thank you for sharing them. My sketch books are very neglected but someday I plan to give them their do. What a fabulous idea for a post!

2/18/2012 1:30 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

There are so many great books out there to fill. How fun!

2/18/2012 1:59 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Glad to know that I'm not alone in my sketchbook obsession! By the way, one of my sketchbooks is actually your lovely bird planner through Galison. :)

2/18/2012 2:10 PM  
Anonymous Inspirationsquelle said...

wow, these are gorgeous and so inspiring!

2/18/2012 2:12 PM  
Blogger june at noon said...

Are they themed, or do you randomly select which one you will work in? I never used to collect sketchbooks because I just didn't use them, but lately I've been going a little nuts with the ones I have. I've got three going (which is a lot for me) and ideas for a fourth. :)

2/18/2012 2:17 PM  
Blogger Jen @ Renaissance Maam said...

Someone pinned this on Pinterest and I knew right away it was your work! So inspiring. You make me want to pick up my own sketchbook again!

2/18/2012 2:52 PM  
Blogger Terriaw said...

I have a weakness for sketchbooks too! I love the wonderful varieties that are out now. And I love filling them up with ideas and inspiration. I noticed one of your sketchbooks at Barnes & Noble yesterday - so cool to see your artwork in person! Thanks for sharing sneak peaks into your sketchbooks.

2/18/2012 3:07 PM  
Blogger Janine said...

Weakness of your? Mine too! Only yours is more fun to look at! I wish I could see them in person! Beautiful work!

2/18/2012 3:12 PM  
Anonymous Ren @theredwren said...

They're so beautiful, I wish I could sit by a cozy fire or in a spring conservatory and look through them all!

2/18/2012 3:30 PM  
Blogger taylor elyse said...

your work is absolutely stunning...i would love to be able to paint like that!

2/18/2012 3:32 PM  
Blogger katiecrackernuts said...

A beautiful collection. Hardly a weakness. Do you have a favourite type of sketchbook? Do tell us which one and why.

2/18/2012 5:59 PM  
Blogger Dilettante said...

This is such a great post! I've been journaling since I was in high school and have lots of them too. I love it. It's a fun way to see how much you've grown.

2/18/2012 10:47 PM  
Blogger rachel said...

I don't see how this is weakness.. I'M SO AMAZED :O

2/18/2012 11:17 PM  
Blogger marysza said...

notebooks are my weakness to haha :D that's why I make them and try new techniques all the time.. I'm obsessed with them!! :D

I don't remember if you had the word identification before when posting comments, but now you have and it's really annoying because it's a new system and it's really hard to see the words o.O

2/19/2012 12:09 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

fantastic!! you have beautiful sketchbooks....I have always kept sketchbook/journals but mine look messy!

2/19/2012 1:23 AM  
Anonymous Eirsel said...

I love your blog. Beatiful drawings.

2/19/2012 1:55 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Notebooks, sketchbooks -- both are a weakness for me. Although I'll admit that the notebooks have a LOT more entries than the sketchbooks.

2/19/2012 5:15 AM  
Blogger Sam said...


2/19/2012 5:20 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

...a weakness of mine, too, only yours are much more beautiful to gaze at! You always, always inspire me. Thank you, k

2/19/2012 5:22 AM  
Blogger Julie Clay Illustration said...

Oh so nice to see your sketch books. Everyone should kepp sketchbooks and use them. Lots of young artists only use the computer and it's so important to draw and sketch! Yours are beautiful.

2/19/2012 5:37 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

I always love to see little glimpses of an artist's private sketching. Thanks so much for sharing and being inspiring!

2/19/2012 7:14 AM  
Blogger Beth Krynick said...

I'm the same way! I have a million sketchbooks and each one is used for something different. Some are for planning, one for collaging, some for little series that I'm working on. Some are actually used for finished pieces. And then I just keep buying more.

2/19/2012 8:18 AM  
Blogger lain said...

You have real library of sketchbooks!!!
I like sketchbooks too, but I don't have so many of them. Yet.

2/19/2012 8:33 AM  
Blogger Anna Lentz said...

Inspiring! What a good idea to look at the big picture made from small pictures across space and time. Do you finish one book before starting another? Sometimes, I come across a new book and can't resist beginning anew with pages left blank in the old.

2/19/2012 8:35 AM  
Blogger Dorien Ruben said...

*sigh* I love sketchbooks. And flipping trough other people's sketchbooks. There is something very personal about them. Intimate. Mine are way messier than yours. :)

2/19/2012 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Rendell said...

I was once told in order to draw, you must draw, in order to paint you must paint and in order to write you must write. Do what you love and do it often. It is evident in your sketchbooks that you are doing just this. Thank you so much for sharing these.

2/19/2012 11:02 AM  
Blogger Dawn // Cut Paper Paste said...

wow, to be able to browse through those in person would be something beyond amazing. wish i could get a peak at every page!

2/19/2012 1:40 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

There is a saying "there is a method to this madness" only those understand artists would not say MADNESS but SANITY!@!! It's kind of like a walk down memory lane, like your dad's trinket box. Thanks for sharing!

2/19/2012 7:48 PM  
Anonymous Sofia Micalli said...

Dear Geninne,

I want to send you a little something. How can I manage to do so? I will leave here my e mail.
Thanks for colouring our lifes with such beatiful birds


2/19/2012 11:55 PM  
Blogger Jslkim said...

I love peaking into other's journals. Do you every do a simple flip though of yours?

2/20/2012 12:15 AM  
Blogger aganaui said...

Love it! So beautiful set! Thabk You:)

2/20/2012 1:59 AM  
Blogger icolorart said...

words cannot express the beauty here, geninne. you are prolific and gifted. thanks for sharing your talents and inspirations

2/20/2012 8:42 AM  
Anonymous sonia said...

I love sketchbooks, and yours are wonderful!

2/20/2012 10:36 AM  
Anonymous gina rossi armfield said...

Oh how I love to look into other people's sketchbooks! It's like getting a glimpse into your life - thanks for sharing them - so inspirational ;)

2/20/2012 3:49 PM  
Blogger Leny said...

Oh, these are fabulous!

2/20/2012 7:01 PM  
Blogger Almu said...

Me encantaría teletransportarme hasta Querétaro y verlos todos con calma, uno a uno!! Compartimos weakness...!

2/21/2012 12:09 AM  
Blogger GabrielleJustine said...

Lovely sketchbooks!
Amazing and beautiful!

2/21/2012 3:53 AM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

one of my favorite things last year was looking through your sketch book drawer

2/21/2012 2:09 PM  
Blogger the turquoise paintbrush said...

sooo incredibly inspiring! this makes me so happy to see these pages filled to the brim with goodness.
(and glad to know i am not the only one who has a weakness for keeping many many art journals!)

2/22/2012 9:41 AM  
Blogger Carla Michelle said...

I love your rocks and the journals make me smile-- I am getting off the computer and grabbing my pen--thank you!

2/26/2012 12:37 PM  
Anonymous flora said...

beautiful. thank you for sharing. I love looking at your drawings!

2/28/2012 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Dale Coykendall said...

Lovely pieces
thanks, Dale

3/01/2012 9:50 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I am overwhelmed once again by your amazing talent. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

3/03/2012 7:14 AM  
Blogger koko mo said...

gosh you are so so darn talented! these are all beautiful!

3/07/2012 12:46 PM  
Blogger Bluebell Woods said...

I always thought I had a good imagination, but I find myself lacking in so many ways now I am looking at peoples blogs. I could never see any point in drawing just for the sake of drawing. I always felt I had to have an end result. I now have found that I have my sketch book going and I have had it for so many years barely touched. Now I am enjoying it. Thank you and so many other wonderful bloggers for waking me up

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