Have you heard of the Sketchbook Project? I found out about it through one of my favorite creative bloggers, iHannah. What a neat idea if you like to doodle, journal, sketch, paint, whatever! In order to participate, you purchase a Moleskin from their website and choose a theme. After completing the sketchbook any way you please, you return it to the Project. All the sketchbooks that are returned are then sent on to be exhibited in galleries across the US. After the tour, they are housed in the Brooklyn Art Library in order to be checked out be anyone, everyone!
I signed up last week and received my sketchbook today! My theme is "Facing Forward".
I'm very excited about it, but as I sit at my art table I'm kind of a nervous wreck! In the sketchbooks that I do for myself, if I mess up, I just tear it out and start over, or turn the page. I suddenly have the realization that this book is not just for me, but has the potential to be seen by other people which adds a whole other element to it...I don't want to do a crappy job. Luckily, sketchbooks by nature are the beginnings of art so mistakes will be made and they may not be pretty. After I'm done writing this blog, I'm going to dive in and just start already. Staring at a blank sketchbook is very uninspiring so I need to get something in it, and soon!
If you like to sketch or doodle or art journal, head over to the Project's website (click the picture above) and check it out. It would be fun to hear about other bloggy friends who are also participating.
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