I use a variety of sketch books to develop my ideas. I aim to do a daily drawing so carry a sketchbook with me at all times. These sketches are sometimes very quick but I find it is a good habit to have & often will inspire further ideas. More involved sketchbooks are sometime collections of papers & surfaces created on larger scale papers but then cut up & collaged into smaller works.
I enjoy creating colours, patterns & images which are not necessarily going to be used for anything – just for the joy of being creative on a daily basis. Most of my pieces start with a design on paper however work always develops as I am making, even though I have been creating jewellery & metalwork for nearly 30 years I still make new discoveries & am excited by the processes I use.