i love reading new blogs....and today while reading through Geninne's Art Blog (an extremely talented artist in Mexico who has a love for birds) i read a post about "The Sketchbook Project 2011." i was immediately interested and decided to participate.
I think its a wonderful idea! you choose from a theme (hurry they fill up and you have to choose from what is left) and they send you a blank Moleskin sketchbook. you fill it up with art that loosely fits your theme and send it back. then, like a rock band tour, they tour the sketchbooks around the nation. each sketchbook has a barcode and they send you alerts whenever someone checks it out to view....how cool is that? after the tour they will reside permanently at the Brooklyn Art Library.
The theme i choose is "things found on restaurant napkins." i think it will be fun. i feel alot of coffee tea staining happening. After choosing that theme i semi regretted it....i also really want to do the "dirigibles and submersibles" one...but i dont think i will have time to do two. the sketchbooks have to be postmarked by January 5th, 2011 so im gunna have to work fast.