Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Sketchbook Project

I've added a widget for all of your sketchbook junkies out there. You have GOT to go and check this out. I am definitely ordering a sketchbook today. Art is a participatory craft - you HAVE to do it. It is why art appeals to so many people and especially to children who don't necessarily fit into the "mold" of the clique. It is experiential education all the way. When you experience something you remember it.

The Sketchbook Project

Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country.
After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view.
Anyone - from anywhere in the world - can be a part of the project. To participate and have us send you a sketchbook that will go on tour, start by choosing a theme.

NOW WITH COLOR! You are now able to choose the color for the cover of your Moleskine Cahier that we send you! Choices include black, red, blue, and kraft brown.

Each artist is sent the same blank Moleskine sketchbook. We've only got two rules: first, the book must be used in some way - no sending us back an empty book or a completely different book! Second, the sketchbook must stay within its original dimensions (because we don't want to have to provide an extra suitcase just for your book while we're touring the country).
Each book will be given a barcode so we can easily catalog it into The Brooklyn Art Library system. Once we catalog it, artists will be able to track where on the tour their book is viewed and how many times someone pulled it from the shelf - we want to make sure you can stay connected with your sketchbook!

So, I'm off now to order my sketchbook and pick my topic and you have the quick link button to the left on this blog if you want one too! You have to hurry - some topics go fast and you have to make your request by October 31, 2010.


rosebud101 said...

I can hardly wait to see your sketchbook, Sharon! This looks like fun!

Sharon Driscoll said...

It certainly sounds great to me. We will see what the title I chose brings me to. I'm kind of excited about it.

susanlambert said...

the books are so pretty that I'd want to keep it!