Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sketchbook Conversations -- a Chat with Sharon Nullmeyer

Today we get a glimpse into another set of different and inspiring sketchbooks. I'm chatting with Sharon Nullmeyer for this week's Sketchbook Conversation. I'll let her tell you about her art journey:

Sharon Nullmeyer, Nullsie, Sketchbooks, Sketchbook Conversations

Hi, I am Sharon AKA Nullsie and I am a late blooming artist! I moved cross country a few years ago and actually found myself with free time, which never seemed to be a commodity in life before. I was a little lonely, and was enjoying the change of seasons and the beautiful things around me, compliments of mother nature, but I needed a way to express myself. I turned back to art which was an early love in my life. I got involved with art-journaling, sketching, a little painting and started taking some online classes.

Sharon Nullmeyer, Nullsie, Sketchbooks, Sketchbook Conversations

I bought my first sketchbook, a tiny one and just began. (And it was not pretty). Around the same time I discovered August Wren, an amazing artist on Instagram and she painted EVERYDAY in a sketchbook. (I was in AWE). I also took "Sketchbookery" a class offered by MaryAnn Moss-and that was it! I started posting and painting and posting. I decided to paint every day in my sketchbook, and last year I did! Everyday, for all the world, or my few followers to see. 

Sharon Nullmeyer, Nullsie, Sketchbooks, Sketchbook Conversations

This year too! I made friends on instagram, joined groups, did a 100 day project of Collage with artist Patricia Nordeen and even did traveling journals this year. It's been amazing. 

Sharon Nullmeyer, Nullsie, Sketchbooks, Sketchbook Conversations

I have a ton of sketchbooks going, one for a gouache class I am taking, one is a summer journal where I paint and write about adventures and favorite days and I have one going for my everyday paintings and sketches. 

Sharon Nullmeyer, Nullsie, Sketchbooks, Sketchbook Conversations

SO far the ideas keep flowing. I take pictures of things I see as I investigate the East Coast with my boyfriend, and then paint them later, or at least attempt to.

Sharon Nullmeyer, Nullsie, Sketchbooks, Sketchbook Conversations

If you are just starting out, I encourage you to just do it, and do it daily. I have watched myself learn and improve just by doing the practice. Its cathartic too, and its helped me through some most difficult times, it's a part of me now, and honestly it's changed my life.

Sharon Nullmeyer, Nullsie, Sketchbooks, Sketchbook Conversations

My favorite tools of the trade are pretty simple. I love sharpies, my favorite watercolors are my beloved Schminkes. I have just discovered gouache, I use Holbein, and I have quickly accumulated piles of art supplies that are taking over our house as I sign up for more classes. I love GIANT sketchbooks!

Sharon Nullmeyer, Nullsie, Sketchbooks, Sketchbook Conversations

You can find me here: 
https://nullsie.wordpress.com/ 
https://www.instagram.com/nullsie/ (my favorite place)
https://www.pinterest.com/nulls/ (i am addicted)

Sharon Nullmeyer, Nullsie, Creative Space, Work Space, Art Space, Sketchbook Conversations, Studio, Sketchbooks, Painting

Thank you, Sharon for sharing your story and your sketchbooks with us!


Catch up on all of the Sketchbook Conversations and find more sketchbook inspiration here. For more inspiration from creative women from all walks of life, check out my Artist Interviews.

Interested in joining the conversation and sharing your story and sketchbooks? Contact me and I'll give you the details on how to participate.


*Photos in this post © Sharon Nullmeyer. Used with permission.

9 comments:

  1. Congrats on the feature Sharon.
    Loved the interview. :)

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    1. Hi, Gracie! Thanks for stopping by. I'm so glad you enjoyed the interview. :)

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  2. Awesome Nuls you're just the best!

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    1. So glad you stopped by, Gilly! Sharon's sketchbooks are so inspiring, aren't they?

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  3. another fabulous discovery, anne!
    this series is helping me shape my own daily practice...still refining it.
    thanks for keeping this space fresh and inspiring.
    xo

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    1. Karen, I am so delighted to know that this series has been inspiring for you. I love the idea of your shaping and refining your daily art practice. Maybe I'll be able to convince you to share your story here some day! :)

      xo

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  4. So much vibrancy in Sharon's work! I feel uplifted by the images and bursts of colour!

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    1. It is fun, isn't it! She's such an inspiration with her beautiful and prolific pages!

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