The Sketchbook Project

This morning whilst enjoying my first cup of tea for the day I caught up on some blogs that I follow. Whilst reading Jennevieve’s blog House Inside Out I discovered the Sketchbook Project. Over 11,000 participants have signed up so far. Basically what it’s about is that you pay $US25 (plus $US3 postage to Australia) for a 5.5 x 8.5 inch Moleskine Cahier sketchbook. The book is catalogued with a barcode. You pick a theme (or have one randomly chosen for you), fill the book with sketches etc & send it back. All the books go on a tour. If someone views your book you get an email notification letting you know & also telling you what city your book is in. What a fabulous idea! At first I was going to be a passive bystander but after reading more about the project I found it is not just for  ‘proper’ artists… it’s for anyone, it’s about being creative & involved. Let me know if you decide to join. Sign ups continue until Oct 31, books are to be returned by Jan 15 2012.
The Sketchbook Project: 2011