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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sketchbook Project

Marge sent me this photo of herself at the Brooklyn Art Library holding the sketchbook which I submitted to the Sketchbook Project. Just look at all those sketchbooks on the shelves behind her. How amazing is that! 28,839 people participated in the project though I don't know how many completed books they actually received.

If you click on the link to the Sketchbook Project you can read more about it.

I enjoyed the challenge of making art on a particular subject in the sketchbook but I don't think I'll do it again. Spending hours and hours doing work that I'm proud of and then giving it away to strangers was a little bit of a struggle, knowing I'll never to see it again unless I get up to Seattle when the books will be on display there from June 10 - 12 at Space/Form Gallery at 2407 1st Avenue, Seattle. But thanks to thousands of participants just like me the exhibit will be a feast for the eyes, an art exhibit like no other.

Other venues:
San Francisco, CA: June 18
Austin, Texas: March 12
Winter Park, Florida:  July 29-31
Atlanta, GA: April 8-9
Chicago, Ill:  July 14-17
Washington DC:  April 11-30
New York City: Feb. 19-27
Portland, Maine:  March 30 - April 1 You can get more information at the Art House website.

8 comments:

  1. It is a challenge to give so much work away. You did it! Congratulations Jo.

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  2. Congrats on being part of such a cool project!!

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  3. I wish it was coming to England. There's loads of us this side of the pond who contributed.

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  4. It's an amazing project, my hats off to you for your part in it all.

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  5. just look at all those journals...I will try to get to the showing in Atlanta and find yours!!

    such an accomplishment Jo!

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  6. I've been reading about the sketchbook project all over the blogosphere. Amazing! It must be a strange feeling seeing your book in the photograph , knowing you won't be getting it back.

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  7. I don't think I'll ever be able to give my book away after I've worked on it! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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