Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Like A Concert Tour, but with Sketchbooks!

"It's like a concert tour, but with sketchbooks." What a great motto! I couldn't resist signing up again. Just pick a theme from their list of forty provocative prompts, pay for the blank sketchbook, they mail it to you, you fill it up however you want, and mail it back by January 31, 2012.  That's the drill. Then the hundreds of barcoded sketchbooks tour the country, as well as Vancouver, and Toronto.  Every time someone looks at your sketchbook you get an email. After the tour they live permanently in the Brooklyn Art Library. If you pay an extra $ 20 they do a great job of digitizing all your pages, which then become part of their Sketchbook Project searchable virtual archive.

Last year it was exciting to feel part of a community of thousands of people from around the country and around the world who were participating. This year it has become a tradition of sorts.  I chose "Writing on the wall" as my theme, or maybe it chose me. I have no idea how I will approach it, or what will evolve.  Fortunately there is plenty of time to see what the writing on the wall will reveal...

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