Only dead fish follow the stream

There seem to be no escape when it comes to comparing myself to others when I scroll through instagram. So many beautiful pictures of awesome artwork, inspiring studios and perfectly fluffed pillows. Of course I know all about facades, filters and all that stuff but I really need to remind myself to take a step back and be thankful and apply my own filter. It's not that I don't like the pretty pictures because I really do, but ever so often I fall down the comparison hole, especially when it comes to art.

The best way for me to let go and focus on my own stuff is to open my sketchbook. This one is a moleskine watercolor album in A4 and my goal is to fill it with my unfiltered art this year. This is the first page.