Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

If you're the kind of person who loves to doodle in a sketchbook any chance they get, then this is the project for you. The Sketchbook Project is run by the Arthouse Co-op in the US. They send out thousands of blank Moleskine sketchbooks to people all over the world, who spend a couple of months drawing it in with different mediums, writing interesting quotes, pasting in bits and bobs, and generally making it look fantastic. The sketchbooks are then sent back and exhibited in galleries and museums around the US, and then finally end up in a permanent collection at the Brooklyn Art Library.

You can keep from a wide selection of themes to guide you in your sketches for example: 'Things found on restaurant napkins', 'Figuring you out', 'The view from up here' and 'I'm sorry I forgot you.' Each book is given a unique barcode so you can track how many times people have viewed your work!

This project sounds so intriguing, imagine the possibilities! I wish I had the time and drawing skills to participate, and the money to go see the exhibition in New York!

If you'd like to participate, head on over to their website! (Do it!)