Friday, July 23, 2010

(your name here)

Receiving mail is always a pleasant surprise. Who doesn’t love a handwritten letter or a brown-paper wrapped package? Considering that I am excited to see just about anything addressed to me, I was beyond excited about the package that showed up in my mail box last night.

About a month ago, I stumbled across The Sketchbook Project. It’s an awesome project with a really simple concept that allows artists from all over the world to have their work displayed in a travelling exhibit. You sign up, they send you a sketchbook, you fill the sketchbook any way you like, you send it back, they put it in an exhibit and they travel the exhibit around the States.

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

Two weeks ago, after finally deciding that I was worthy enough to be a part of such a cool project, I signed up, selected the “(your name here)” theme and hoped that when my sketchbook arrived, I’d be able to produce something cool, creative and perfect for the project.

And last night, my amazing sketchbook was waiting for me in the mailbox! I tore it open pretty quickly, flipped through the blank pages dreaming of all the images I’d have to create to fill it, admired my new library card and then tucked it back in it’s packaging for safe keeping until I put pen to paper. I don’t know when they started this searching out of sketchers for their exhibition so I might be a little behind on jumping into this project but I am so looking forward to getting it started. I think it’s a fantastic way to engage artists from all skill levels, all over the world, and all types of styles - stimulating the art community one sketchbook at a time!

For any aspiring, established or wannabe artists, there is still time to be apart of this artistic concert tour – you have until October 31st, 2010 to sign up! And let me know because I would love to follow along.


Sarah said...

Oh my gosh I would love to do something like that. How fun. I'm not convinced that I have enough artistic ability though. I'd love to see what you come up with for the sketch book!


Oh that is so exciting! I'm going to go check it out. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Diana Mieczan said...

Wow that is so cool...I cant wait to check it out:)

Kisses sweetie and see you soon:)

Leigh said...

what a brilliant project!

Dancing Branflake said...

How fun! What an awesome way to develop talents and creativity.

Phoenix Peacock said...

I want to sign up for this also. I'm waiting to start internship because I might just sign up all my teens in my art studio for it too!

Sarah said...

Thanks so much for following me. You're too sweet:) I really am excited about your sketchbook project. You have to post pictures!

nicole said...

love this post!!!! i think i might just sign up for this myself :) thanks so much for visiting my new blog i love yours as well and am putting you on my list of favs!
remember...always, always follow your dreams :) :) xo