I squeeled with excitement when i read my emails today.
My sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project has been shipped and should be here in a couple of days.
The Sketchbook Project is a project which anyone from anywhere in the world can get involved with. Everyone who signs up gets sent a sketchbook and a theme (you pick or one is randomly assigned) and away you go. Themes don't have to be stuck to rigidly, more of a starting point which is handy since i always tend to stray away from my original themes. My theme is 'Happy Thoughts' I plan to fill the sketchbook with anything that makes me smile, family friends...(drawings/photographs that is), places, photographs... well thats my intention anyway who knows where it will end up
Sketchbooks must be mailed back by the 15th of January 2011. Then the sketchbooks go on a tour of the US! Starting in Brooklyn then travelling to cities such as San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago. Even making it to Austin, Texas during the SXSW festival. I wish i could travel with my sketchbook.
Everytime someone checks out your sketchbook you get a notification via text or email so you can keep an eye on how popular your sketchbook is, very popular obviously :P
Once your sketchbook has travelled cross-country it makes its way back to the Brooklyn Art Library, NY. Your sketchbook pages can then be uploaded to their website so your work will be online for all to see.
I think this project is just what i need to get me back into the swing of keeping all my thoughts, ideas and inspirations in a sketchbook. Its just not the same doodling and jotting things down in different books and sheets of paper. Its a great way to get so many different people to see your work and the show has even gained publicity from CNN, PBS and Time Out NY
Once my sketchbook arrives and i get some work down i will keep you updated with my progress and would love to hear peoples thoughts.