Well, I did it again!
In case you don’t recall, last year I participated in the Sketchbook project that is the brainchild of the Art House Co-op. The sketchbook that I did for the 2012 tour came to Toronto in June, at the Distillery. Scott and I went to check it out and we now have our “library cards” for the Sketchbook project. It was fun. Of course, I made Scott take out my book and I took out a facebook friend’s book. We also spent time looking at random ones based on the categories they have in their search fields!
I decided to sign up again for 2013 (which means it was due on Jan 15, 2014). This time I got it in good time – in April. Not that that means I didn’t have to scramble a little at the end! Here are a few excerpts from my book:
This really is a fun project, and I recommend it. They’ve structured the project a little differently, now this book will only go on tour of “the East” (of NA). I think the response was possibly larger than they even imagined! As I said last year, you don’t have to think of yourself as an artist or even a sketcher. It’s just an opportunity to be creative and have fun.
If you do decide to do it for 2014, but think you might need some ideas I like this blog “The Sketchbook Challenge“. They have a monthly theme to give you ideas, which can be helpful sometimes. They blog about their sketchbooks, and sometimes have technique posts so that you can branch out in your sketchbook (or your art, for that matter).
Now, if you see the mobile library from the Sketchbook Project is coming to your town – go check it out! You might be inspired!