I actually participated in , and completed something ON TIME!!!
It has been known to happen, on occasion, but I am such a procrastinator, that I sometimes take on more than I can do!
Or, have ideas that I don't know how to make a reality........that happens alot!
This sketchbook was tough to start, I made a new cover for it - and then stalled. Blank pages, and totally blank mind.....!!!
As I flipped thru the finished product, I can see where it got better as I progressed.
I hope that whoever looks thru it, will be interested enough to keep turning the pages, because it DOES get better.
My book will be ONE of some 26,000!!! LOL I forget the exact number of participants really, but it is a phenomenal amount! All books are entered and categorized, with an ISB #, and then sent on a tour of the US, starting in Feb or March. The Art House Co-op has arranged for the books to tour many states, including Brooklyn, Washington, DC, Minneapolis, and San Francisco.
If you click on The Sketchbook Project there will be updates for the tour. I will also let you know when it starts, so if you are in or near a city the books visit, you can drop by and see some really great art in moleskine journals. I think just seeing the books all in one room will be amazing in itself!!!
I will even post my barcode - so you can look up my book too!! When the tour comes to DC, I will have to go outside my 30 mile radius of travel, and visit mine, and all the rest!!!
My category is The View From Up Here, and since I am not the best illustrator by any means, my book is made up of photos, zentangles, sketches, and watercolors. The cover is redone in brown suede, with vintage metal buttons and rawhide ties.
Here is a sneak peek at some of the pages.
It is hard to do a flip book justice in a still shot!
Here is my "official" bar code - so exciting!!!
See you tomorrow for Tea on Tuesday, with an update on our teacup swap!