Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Sketchbook Project 2011

I've begun work on my Sketchbook Project.  The Sketchbook Project if you're unfamiliar with it is a fantastic collective artist/art project led up by the Art House Co-op.  You pay $25 for a sketchbook.  You fill said sketchbook.  You mail sketchbook back to Art House.  Your sketchbook goes on tour around the country. Your sketchbook becomes part of the Brooklyn Art Library permanent collection and can be checked out just like a library book.

It took a while to pick up the pencil.  Seeing that blank sketchbook and knowing where it's going to be going makes it a bit daunting.   Some artists have amazingly, tricked out sketchbooks.  Seriously, Faberge eggs of sketchbooks.  There was no way I was going to be able to compete with them, so mine remained blank.  But then I realized something.  That's not me.  I'm not a tricked out sketchbook girl.  I'm just me.  So, I picked up my sketchbook, and put down my sketches.   It's actually quite liberating once you begin.

Below is one of the sketches.  (You can see some of the others over at my site).   If you haven't considered doing it, I highly recommend it.  (And they have cool T-shirts too!)

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed reading your post, Michelle! You inspire me to get started. And there is so much story in this image!!!