Friday, November 19, 2010
Ok, sketchbook it is…I’m finally immersed, after sitting on the sidelines for a while, and will blog through, as some of my friends have. It has been really neat to not only watch the development of the various sketchbooks, but also learn a few tricks, and meet some new artists around the world. So, I'm launched, fellow Sketchbook artists!
For those of you new to the blog, or who haven’t followed the saga via Facebook, and/or to save you a click to a website (which you can still do--see sidebar), here’s what it’s all about from the website home page:
“It's like a concert tour but with sketchbooks!”
“Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country.
“After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view.
“Anyone - from anywhere in the world - can be a part of the project. To participate and have us send you a sketchbook that will go on tour, start by choosing a theme to the right.
“All books will be included in an exhibition that tours the following cities:
Brooklyn, NY Austin, TX San Francisco, CA Portland, ME Atlanta, GA Chicago, IL Washington, DC Winter Park, FL.”
Here is the packet, as I received it, with instructions to return by Jan. 15. My theme is “Things Found on Restaurant Napkins.” Strangely enough, I had already started a collection of airplane napkins on which I had written poems. And then, while in Italy, I had randomly collected a bunch more, just because.
So here I sit, with my collection of napkins, and one sketchbook. Now what?!