{ Journal } The Sketchbook Project: 2011

The Sketchbook Project: 2011 .

I am so excited about participating in this project.  Its looks like such a cool opportunity to be inspired and push myself. Here is the description from the site:

Each artist is sent the same blank Moleskine sketchbook. We’ve only got two rules: first, the book must be used in some way – no sending us back an empty book or a completely different book! Second, the sketchbook must stay within its original dimensions (because we don’t want to have to provide an extra suitcase just for your book while we’re touring the country).

Each book will be given a barcode so we can easily catalog it into The Brooklyn Art Library system. Once we catalog it, artists will be able to track where on the tour their book is viewed and how many times someone pulled it from the shelf – we want to make sure you can stay connected with your sketchbook!

All books will be included in an exhibition that tours the following cities:

Brooklyn, NY Austin, TX San Francisco, CA Portland, ME Atlanta, GA Chicago, IL

There are about 30 or so themes that you have to chose from and even since the time I have signed up about three days ago, the themes have rotated in and out.  Mine is no longer available in the list, but some that weren’t available when I signed up have now opened.

click on the map for a bigger view.

I ended up chosing:

I’m  a scavenger.

For me, that sounded like the best one for me to work.  Another I liked was … Things found on restaurant napkins.  It would have been such a fun photography project, but, since I work at home, I didn’t think I would have enough opportunities to do that.   First thing in the morning, last thing at night looks cool as well, but since this is going to be stored in a public library it seemed a bit too personal to have out there.

There are just so many cool ones to choose from… both Happy Day and A Day in the Life both were not available when I signed up.

If you would like a fun project to work on this fall  and early winter … this is definitely something to look into.  Go check out the site and see all the cool aspects that are involved in this project.


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