I was blog surfing this morning and came across and interesting post on This I Didn't Know
There is a place called the Brooklyn Art Library, and they are having a sketchbook project again this year.
There was a video of a CNN report on last year's sketchbook project- and wow- looks like fun!!!!
I signed up - there is a fee. Your Moleskine Cahier is mailed to you- you decide on a topic - there is a list to choose from. The Moleskines are in a variety of colors - I REALLY wanted the kraft paper brown cover - but that choice did not come up - so, I guess they are out of those already!! Looking at last year's video - it appeared that kraft brown WAS the cover of choice!!! There are already 5,655 people signed up!!!!!!!! Deadline for signup is Oct and project is due early January.
The finished sketchbooks are categorized, organized and sent on a tour across the country. You can choose to have your book digitized for the library's website- I did that. If you decide you want to part with your art while it's on tour- you can include a sale price. At each tour site, the public comes in, sits down, grabs an art journal and enjoys what has been created.So, keep in mind, your work will be handled- by quite a few people! If your project is digitized, it can be seen, page by page, online. How cool is that?
I am excited- kind of stepping out of my comfort zone again - but the ideas are already swirling around in my head. Altho I don't have the skills of alot of the artists I see who create journals (like Patty, for instance!), this will help me expand - I hope!!LOL
If you are one of those talented artists out there- and there are alot of you - I have been following your blogs!- check out this website and give it a shot!!!