March 6th, 2018
How often do we think: Oh, I need to remember that! or: Gosh! I had this idea a while ago, why I didn't write it down?! or: Man! It is hard to explain in words; but I can draw a sketch how I visualize this project. And wouldn't be it wonderful to keep all ideas in one specific place rather than in your head or any electronic device?!
For me it turned out that I'd rather write and doodle on a paper than trust an electronic device with my creative ideas.
Some people like to write, others like to scribble. I like to do both. It helps me to think when I doodle, sketch my thoughts.
I made a mental note one day when discussing my business plan with an artist friend. When the conversation was over, I rushed to the notebook to write my idea, and then I started drawing right on the edges of the same page. While doing so, I realized that page was not enough and I moved to another page to finish sketching. Later on, when I returned to my doodles, it was hard to find which sketch belonged to which idea. A usual artistic mess, I thought! I'll get back to it later. But it never happened. Then, I started placing carefully my thoughts and my visual "thoughts" on one spread of the notebook and realized it was much more convenient planning.
Wow, how simple!
Any creative person might benefit from such type of journal. Why don't I make it into an Artful Planner. And I did.
I published my new designs on Amazon for people around the world to enjoy and take action. It helped me, it will certainly help other people to keep their diaries, plans, thoughts, and visual pictures in one place.
March 2nd, 2018
My book of sketches was recently published and now selling on Amazon. It contains 70 watercolor paintings that were part of several Sketchbook Projects. The original sketchbooks with my watercolors found a good home at NY Public Library. And now readers can enjoy all these collections in one place here: https://www.amazon.com/Travel-Sketches-Irina-Sztukowski/dp/1985583895/ref=la_B07B2PFGQ9_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1520047524&sr=1-1
September 28th, 2017
My new series of splashing and smashing watercolors is gaining a great success in editorial illustration field. I am so happy that powerful messages will highlight one of the article in magazine. The image can say many words; yet, the image with words can say twice as much and it will involve the reader into a subject of the written material: shell it be written with Passion and Love.
September 11th, 2017
I am so pleased that my audience on Instagram account started growing so rapidly. Perhaps because I try not to duplicate it with other social media accounts, or perhaps Instagram is now a way to attract creative industries. Anyway, in just a few weeks I gained hundreds of Followers and I am very grateful to each of them :)
September 1st, 2017
As per request of my Art Collector, I combined two of my favorite watercolors in one creative design. DREAMING is a fantasy about our illusive thoughts that like a fresh ocean breeze can come in and away as quickly as a blink of an eye...
December 31st, 2016
I wish all my Artists Friends a Very Happy New Year!! :)