As I type this I have at least five notebooks scattered around me, each one with its own specific purpose. If you were to open one, you would find a disorganized and almost unreadable scrawl that is my handwriting, usually embedded under layers of important notes (read: scribbles) my toddler, JoJo, has decided to contribute while my back is turned.
For me, note taking is an informal process that encompasses many things:
- The jotting down of random thoughts that have suddenly evolved into new ideas
- Sketching an element that might have potential in a new project
- Visually mapping a process to clarify an outcome I want to achieve
- And of course, humble reminders and the ever-important daily to-do list.
I’ll leave you now with a few insights on note taking and sketching that I’ve collected from some of my favourite books on weaving and textile art.