Inspired by…a new project!

I love getting mail. I knew it was coming, but it was exciting to find it there none the less.

page after page of endless possibility

My little sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project 2012.

It’s like a concert tour, but with sketchbooks.

Thousands participate. Writing, drawing, painting, collage, altering…anything goes!
Anyone – from anywhere in the world – can be a part of the project.

The 2012 Tour

Brooklyn, NY
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
San Francisco, CA
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Los Angeles, CA
Philadelphia, PA
Portland, OR
Portland, ME
London, England*
Melbourne, Australia*
Vancouver, Canada
Toronto, Canada

After the tour, all sketchbooks are entered into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view.

What sparked my interest originally for this new project was my love for the big, blank book and the endless possibility involved. Then, I discovered that the tour was actually passing through my neck of the woods. (We will keep that to ourselves though as I am hoping to get a trip to NYC out of my participation…I am sure it said mandatory somewhere in the guidelines…) Then there were some heart-felt moments as I thought of the community that would be created by this project. Drawing and writing were also high on my list.

But, after careful consideration of all my motives, I think the one that stood out the most…the clincher…was my sketchbook, barcoded, and housed in the Brooklyn Art library.

Now that is pretty cool!

To give you an idea of what others are doing with their sketchbooks, take a look here.

To sign up and go on tour, click here!

I think this project is so cool that I am going to be the first to “like” this post!


5 thoughts on “Inspired by…a new project!

  1. Thanks for visiting me! I love your blog and I am soooo glad you wrote about the sketchbook project. I wanted to do this last year…I’m going right now to sign up! Have a beautiful day!

  2. I want to do this!!! I want to give into my passion for writing as well! Thank you so much for your post on this! I have saved the website and am going to do this!

    Oh, and BTW, I looked through your blog and I love your painting!!

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