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.


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

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

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

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

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

    such an accomplishment Jo!

  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.

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


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