In the February issue of Harper's Bazaar, UK, Anya Hindmarch has a column patterned after Diana Vreeland's famous "Why Don't You?" series. Tip number two on Hindmarch's list is...
A friend of mine who was recently laid off from a creative job is planning to heed Hindmarch's advice. Sans the tuition fee, at least for now. Since her new position is less than rewarding, my friend wants to get back to her roots and do something artistic -- just for the joy of it.In general, drawing is more economical than painting and usually requires less fuss. At Sam Flax, a classic Moleskine sketchbook costs $11.95 and a nice set of pencils is about $13.
Jackie was photographed from time to time with a pencil or paintbrush in hand. To be honest, it's hard to tell in the image above if she is drawing or writing. Either way, the picture was taken in Ravello, Italy, 196os. Photo via Vanity Fair. The sketching easel at the top is also available at Sam Flax.