I used to be worried about making my personal sketchbooks a final piece of artwork full of perfect sketches that I would always feel too much pressure to draw in them. Sometimes even abandon them. I've embraced the sketchbook as the best place to make mistakes and be a learning space now, especially the ones I dedicate for classes and illustration assignments. In 2016 I've embraced the sketchbook as a personal thing as well, something to really get what's going on inside manifested to the physical plane of my sketchbook. I've never been really good at keeping up to complete a journal with writing or complete a sketchbook full of images. But by using my sketchbook to combine my urge to draw and urge to write, I found something natural and something more representational of me. Now this is a format I really like to work in as it's all in one place.