Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Sketchbook Project

Thanks to a fellow BostonHandmade member, I found out about the Sketchbook project: "Like a concert tour, but with sketchbooks."

The idea is gloriously simple: Charge a minimal fee. Distribute identical sketchbooks. State a theme. When the books return, display them.

This year's theme was I sketched where I found myself -- at a meeting:
at the museum:
at a Chinese New Year's feast:
I did a little collage:
When the deadline arrived, I still had blank pages. So on the opening page, I wrote "... starts as a blank page." Then I cut up other blanks and used them to insert text: Inspired by these bits, I trimmed the drawings themselves. Now the pages peek through from behind, urging you to turn them:The pages are empty except for the words "then returns/to silence." I love my little book. Now it goes off to join the others.


Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Love the idea of trimming the pages to keep turning them. Great sketches.

Susan Webber said...

I love your sketchbook too! You are so generous with your ideas and kindness. Glad I know ya!


Rayna said...

What a cool idea! I have a sketchbook but keep forgetting to write/draw/paste in it. I'm hopelessly undisciplined.