Our Putting Pen To Paper series, features different individuals & showcases what they use their favourite notebook for. It could be for to-do lists, sketching, design, song writing, illustrations, notes, daily gratitudes & everything in between.
This month we went inside the notebook of Kate Forsythe, the Auckland based artist behind Studio Ro.
I am a graphic designer by day and an artist in my spare time, which tends to take over most of my evenings and weekends.
First things first, tell us about your story as an artist?
I’ve been painting and drawing for as long as I can remember, but the idea behind Studio Ro
only began to evolve about two years ago, when I started to miss the tactility and experimentation of the fine art process. Studio Ro
has since turned into an escape for me from the surrounding chaos. It’s become my way of slowing down my immediate environment, creating a sense of peace and balance.
Plain or Lined paper?
I love plain paper
, there is nothing better than a white, blank page as it allows for endless expression, experimentation and creativity.
When do you put pen to paper?
At the start of my creative process I always love to draw
my initial thoughts and ideas, as it helps me develop a clear creative direction for each series I am working on. But I also love to write down
my to-do lists, as there is nothing better than actually ticking off a completed task!
Top tip for staying organised?
Actually I am not the most organised person, and it is only by starting Studio Ro that I have needed to become more organised. But my tips would be learn what works best for you, to approach each task one at a time, write
things down – no one can remember everything! And above all always allow yourself moments to rest.
Feeling creative & want to put pen to paper yourself? Start here with Kate's favourite Notebook.
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Imagery by Holly Burgees