Some pages from my sketchbook

I have been spending the last few days doing some much needed work in my sketchbook. This is something I am not particularly good at. I am good at doing work in them when I am working on a project, but find it harder to work ‘just for the sake of it’. This is probably due to the belief that I can’t draw. A belief sadly instilled in me at a young age by a series of art teachers. I have improved in confidence over the years but still find drawing with a needle and thread easier! These were all done using permanent drawing pen / pencil and watercolours (a medium I don’t use often).


Over the slate wall


North Cornish rocks


Slate held over a ballast background


Trees in snow


About Julie Hooker

Having recently returned to my roots in Surrey, I am currently studying a BA Hons degree with the OCA. My work is often inspired by the local countryside in the beautiful Surrey Hills area and the wild rugged nature of the North Cornish coast. Steam engines and abandoned industrial history are also recent themes. A free machine embroiderer and felt maker; I like to explore the use of natural, found materials to create my art, whether that be as raw materials to stitch or weave with or as a material with which to produce dye or print with. Previously, I completed City and Guilds parts 1 & 2 Creative Embroidery at the East Berkshire College in Windsor in 2007. I was also awarded first place in the wearable art section of the National Quilt Championships 2008 and 2009 held annually at Sandown Park.
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One Response to Some pages from my sketchbook

  1. sue172 says:

    Well done, I could never get to grips with a sketchbook, perhaps I’d be more inspired if I tried again?!!

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