On keeping sketchbooks

The author has been keeping a sketchbook since 2000 and considers it an essential tool. They share that their sketchbooks have evolved over time, from being filled with drawings and designs to containing mainly operational notes and meeting minutes. They emphasize that keeping a sketchbook helps them think and organize their thoughts better. The author values the disconnectedness of a sketchbook, as it allows them to focus without distractions from technology. They also appreciate the self-archiving aspect of physical sketchbooks. The author prefers composition books for their practicality and affordable nature. They date and label each sketchbook, creating a collection that is enjoyable to look back on.


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