Today was a GREAT mail day!
A couple of weeks ago I signed up for The Sketchbook Project, a project run by the Art House Co-op in Brooklyn. Today I received a package in the mail containing my new sketchbook as well as a welcome letter and the rules. I couldn’t be more excited!
The Sketchbook Project is a world-wide initiative that invites artists of any level to participate by filling the pages of a sketchbook and then mailing it back to the Art House Co-op. After the sketchbooks are cataloged (each one has a barcode on it), they head off on a whirlwind world tour across the U.S., Canada, England, and as far as Australia, giving a chance to artists from around the world to check them out.
The sketchbooks will then travel back to Brooklyn to be part of the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library. They will also be digitized so that anyone from around the world will be able to view them online.
The theme I chose for my sketchbook is “Stitches and Folds.” I can’t wait to get started!
My blank slate: an empty sketchbook. I’ll post more updates as I get started on my sketchbook!