I have been excessively nomadic over the past few years. During this time I thought that I was not an artist anymore. Years later I realized that I had been practicing as a creative person by always keeping a sketchbook.
In my mind, the sketchbook had never fallen under the category of "Art", it did not seem serious or important. Looking back on these books, I have realized that they contain the threads of my art. I now see through the frustration of "not being able to make" during the traveling years. I see that no matter the circumstances, I will continue to make and forge ahead as a creative person.
My sketchbook has changed the way I think about my art practice and creativity. It is: sanctuary, potential, therapy and constant. It is a very important book.