Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Sketchbook Project

Many artists go around with a sketchbook to capture an image or situation that may end up becoming a piece of art. The Sketchbook Project works the same way, except it is the final product with the possibility of being viewed by hundreds of people across the nation. The project is described as a "concert tour, but with sketchbooks." The sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums across the country. They each have a bar code and, after the tour, will be available for viewing as part of the permanent collection at The Brooklyn Art Library.

Each artist selects the color of their sketchbook and a topic. After that, it is all left up to the creative hands and minds of thousands of artists. I selected a red sketchbook (pictured above) and the topic "If You Lived Here....".

I want to thank my artist friend Angeline Marie for introducing me to this project. I have shown you a picture of the book as it looks upon receipt. I will share with you some of my sketches along the way and the final product. Any suggestions of what you would sketch living here?




  1. Very cool! I'm doing it too thanks to you!

  2. Rosie,
    I "found" the ArtHouse Coop a few years ago but never signed up for any of their projects. This year, I made it a point to join up for two projects. One of the was the Sketchbook Project. I learned Nancy M was doing the same project a few weeks later. Like you, I choose red, but now it is very different. I am picking at it and am VERY grateful it is due in December!

    Palm trees definitely need to go into your sketchbook. Cosas cubanas?

    I saw your message in FB. Hope this answers it!