Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The Sketchbook Project 2015

I knew all my practicing in filling sketchbooks with doodles and junk would pay off!

I've joined the Brooklyn Art Library's sketchbook project and I'm really excited about it. Basically you pay the cost of a sketchbook and shipping (although I found a coupon code that saved me 1/3 of the price...always do a coupon code search when shopping online, kids) and they send you a sketchbook and a deadline. You register the book and then fill it with whatever you want. Well, "art" I suppose, is what they're looking for. But yeah then you mail it back and it goes into the 2015 sketchbook project collection at the library.

If you pay extra you can have it professionally photographed and digitized, but I didn't bother paying for that. I'll unprofessionally photograph it myself before I send it. I don't mind that I won't be in the digital library, I like the idea of just sending a book out into the world and maybe never seeing it again.

They are doing a sketchbook tour once all the books are received, and they'll send an email every time your book is checked out of the library. All in all it just sounds like a fun project and, you know, just something neat to do. I love stuff like this.

I wholly encourage all of you to join in, especially if you've been feeling like you need a project or hobby to focus on. You don't have to be able to draw, and you can be from anywhere. You can write stuff, draw, doodle, scrapbook, use mixed media ... whatever. You can choose a theme or just do what you want. Here are the digitized books from last year's submissions.

I did some snooping around the website and the place has all kinds of projects always on the go. Click here to check out the cool stuff they've done in the past! 

Let me know if you're going to do this too, we can be sketchbook buddies! 

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