Roots and Sparks


Daybooks, ca. 2020

Books begin in journals and sketchbooks.


As notes:


As images:



As sidelong glimpses of a character:


Of an imagined situation:


Or a personality seen whole:


Sometimes a book begins in childhood, and is carried for a lifetime. For what I was painting as a teenager, click here.


Books take time.


All material on this site, both text and graphics, is ©Betsy James, and may not be used commercially without her permission.

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