Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Sketchbook Project

If you've read my blog over the past few years, you know that I've become enamored with art journaling. Recently, I've taken that love to a new level: The Sketchbook Project. The Sketchbook Project is an opportunity to create art and share it with the world. You send away for a 5"X7" sketchbook, fill it with art, send it back, and voila, your art will be on display at the Brooklyn Art Library. It will also travel in a Mobile Library, and if you choose the digitized option, it will be available online for anyone to view.

Personally, my participation in The Sketchbook Project allows me to cross an edge from keeping my artwork private to making it public. Up until now, I've created pieces mostly for myself and for people around me.  I've shared photos of some of it online (including in this post--these are two drawings from my sketchbook), and that has allowed people I don't know to see it. However, with The Sketchbook Project, my work will be physically accessible to a new and unknown audience. This is both exhilarating and somewhat intimidating. It certainly encourages me to create regularly and to take extra care and time to produce something I feel proud to share.

Would you like to join me? I would love it if you would! Simply click this link--The Sketchbook Project--and do it soon! To be included in the 2015 exhibit, you must sign up by January 5, 2015. So do it! Now! And let me know--I'd love for us to take this journey together!

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