Have you heard about The Sketchbook Project? I just signed up last week and I am so excited about it! If you haven’t heard about The Sketchbook Project then here is a little bit about it:
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.
Each artist is sent the same blank Moleskine sketchbook. We’ve only got two rules: first, the book must be used in some way – no sending us back an empty book or a completely different book! Second, the sketchbook must stay within its original dimensions (because we don’t want to have to provide an extra suitcase just for your book while we’re touring the country).
Each book will be given a barcode so we can easily catalog it into The Brooklyn Art Library system. Once we catalog it, artists will be able to track where on the tour their book is viewed and how many times someone pulled it from the shelf – we want to make sure you can stay connected with your sketchbook!
I just received my sketch book in the mail this week and I’m really looking forward to filling it with lots of illustrations. I picked the theme “It’s raining cats and dogs” so it should be fun to work with. The best part about The Sketchbook Project is that the tour is coming to Winter Park, FL so I’m thrilled I’ll be able to attend one of the exhibitions! I’ll try and keep you updated on the illustrations I put together for the book!