My special guest today is Sally from Russia. She's here to share some of her beautiful pages within her Moleskine collection.
-What inspires you on a daily basis and your creativity within your artwork?
I am inspired by the world around me. All simple and casual things become a subject of my illustrations. I like the rawness of daily situation drawings, that's why I have a lot of sketching diaries.
- How long have you been drawing/sketching for and at what age do you recall starting?
I always loved to draw. At the age of eighteen I attended the Moscow University of Arts & Design. So, I'm a professional illustrator for more than five years.
- What are your favorite stationery tools to use?
The most impressive thing in my Soviet childhood was a markers box, which my father brought from a business trip. It was amazing splash of rainbow colors and brightness, more beautiful than pen and pencils I had before! After many years markers are still my favorite drawing tools.
- Do you have a preferred notebook that you use for all of your art?
Usually I draw in all kind of Moleskine sketchbooks. I like their plain notebooks & passion journals. I'm a real maniac: Travel Journal, Baby Journal, The Book of Recipes and many more- I've got all of them! I call this style "life sketching" and it's my way of living.
- Other than your art journals, what are some of your other hobbies?
Take on trust I'm not bad at Yoga :)
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful journal collection with us, Sally! And for all you wonderful readers looking to connect, you can follow Sally through her Instagram, @sally_mao, or check out more of her artwork on her Flickr account.