Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The Sketchbook Project 2011

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

I finally signed up for The Sketchbook Project 2011! "It's like a concert tour but with sketchbooks," says the web site. What a great concept! Everyone who participates receives a blank Moleskin sketchbook and a theme. You fill the book with your scribblings and nonsense and then send it back. In March 2011, the books will go on tour en masse visiting museums and galleries in Brooklyn, Austin, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland (ME) and Atlanta. It then finds its way back to become part of the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library. The project is organized by Art House Co-op which specializes in huge international art projects open to anyone and tying thousands of artists and everyday folks together.

When you sign up, you have the option of choosing a theme or having one selected at random for you. There were just too many good ones:
•    Help!
•    Jackets, blankets, and sheets
•    Things found on restaurant napkins
•    It's raining dogs and cats
•    Revenge
•    Trading forever
•    Dirigibles and submersibles
•    Capture the flag
•    ... you'd be home by now
•    Make mine a double
•    In 5 minutes...
•    Adhere to me
•    Coffee and cigarettes
•    Boys and girls
•    The greatest story ever told
•    Science project gone wrong
•    Down your street
•    Secret codes

I had one selected at random and am really excited because it wasn't even on the list: A record year for rainfall. Yay!  It's due back in January, so I better get drawing… but the project is open to anyone, so go check it out and get your sketchbook!

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