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.
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.