Collecting ideas!

I am always asking painters to keep their inspiration safe. To keep a sketchbook, not only full of recent drawings and paintings, but also tears, notes, adverts for exhibitions, books, photos, anything that jogs back that thought, that glimmer that sparked an idea for a painting. We all think that we will remember it, but we don’t. So enjoy your creating your inspirational ideas sketch book, I can’t wait to start mine!
A few days ago while walking the dog up the lane I saw the last few Bramble Leaves that are the most wonderful range of colours, reds, oranges, so intense. I collected a few and brought them home to dry out. I dry them in heavy books, it takes a few weeks. I fancy crushing them and mixing the crushed leaves in my paint. I hope its interesting and effective. We shall see!!!!