Inspired by…the Sketchbook Project 2012

Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle

Signed, sealed and delivered. Just in the nick of time!

My sketchbook is on its way to the  Brooklyn Art Library. If I can’t be in NYC, at least a little part of me can.

So, the good news..  there is still plenty of time to sign up for this years Sketchbook Project. I would highly suggest it. A very fun and inspiring community to be a part of.

This year for the first time you also have the option of joining “The Limited Edition” group! Not only does your sketchbook 2012 get to live in NYC at the Brooklyn Art Library, but it will also be published!

I want to be published!

Every contributor to the Sketchbook Project Limited Edition Vol. 1 will be included in a series of art books documenting the project. Together, the series will provide insight into the imagination and process of each artist participating in the project. Bound by the Brooklyn Art Library Press and hand-finished in our Brooklyn workshop, the book series will be published in the fall of 2012.

The bad news…last I looked there were only 700 spots left. That may sound like a lot, but considering they accept 5000, your time may be running out.

Sign up here.

Ok here is a little peek into my sketchbook. I chose the theme ~ along the line. I kept mine in black and white so I could pick it up anytime, anywhere and work on it. However, how creative you want to get with it is entirely up to you. The only restriction is size – it has to remain within the covers of the actual sketchbook.

Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle
Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle
Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle
Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle
Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle
Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle
Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle
Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle

You are lucky I didn’t show you it in its entirety!

Actually I only had a few more pages.

After discovering that the paper is a little flimsy, I tore mine apart and added my own paper. I may have missed a few pages…I am hoping no one counts.

All in all pretty pleased. I made mistakes. I made discoveries. I enjoyed the process.

I forgot to sign it…nothing…not even my web address. Still shaking my head…

I am having a bit of a hard time parting with it, but I will see it again on its world tour!
Dates for the World Tour are here.
AND trust me, I will be using it as an excuse to get to NYC very soon!

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18 thoughts on “Inspired by…the Sketchbook Project 2012

  1. I love that you kept it all black and white. It’s very cohesive (and pretty!) that way. You are right, too – that paper is waaaay too flimsy. I did it last year and I glued every two pages together. Congrats on finishing it, and being willing to part with it – both can be quite daunting!!

  2. Julie, your sketchbook looks fantastic!! i love that you chose to keep it in black & white… such fun! I participated as well (for the 1st time!) and just mailed mine too. Wasn’t it fun?!? I never thought I’d be disciplined enough to finish it, but i did. And you did too!! Congrats! You did a great job. xoxo

    • Thanks Pauline! I had heard that you had participated, but I don’t think I have seen it yet? I will go and check your blog again. Its so much fun checking them all out. Will you get a chance to see them when they tour? Julie

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