Sketchbooks are an important element in the development of my work. I enjoy the mental and physical activity of creating working sketchbooks using my small 'in the field' sketchbooks as inspiration. These books are a place to be free and explore ideas, keep references and working samples. They are a big part of my working practice and are used as an inspirational resource in my teaching of workshops and summer schools. I offer a creative workshop exploring a free approach to generating ideas through a working sketchbook, looking at abstract ideas and personal themes relating to land and seascapes, an enjoyable experience working in a relaxed atmosphere discovering personal creativity.