Sunday, January 02, 2011

The Sketchbook Project



I signed up to create a sketchbook for this traveling exhibit of sketchbooks. Over 28,000 people from 94 countries have signed up to do this! The deadline to postmark our sketchbooks is January 15, 2011. I have been working like mad over the holiday to finish my book. I'm not quite done, but I see the end in sight. When I signed up for the project in October, I chose the theme "Mystery Maps". It sounded juicy to me.

The day I received my sketchbook, I had a realization: after my father's death, I asked for one thing that belonged to him - his satchel of maps. He began traveling around the US after he retired from teaching and collected maps from all the places he visited. That bag of maps sat in my closet for seven years. I knew immediately that I would use the book to explore my dad's travels. This is the cover of my book. You can see my artist profile for the project here. I'll post more info about this project later, right now I have to get back to work on it!!

2 comments:

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rosie f said...

hi just saw link to yr site and blog from sketchbook earlier, thanks great stuff here, and wow, brave topic for the sketchybook! - my name on the sketchy site is roshi7 I think... in the in 5 minutes section of 2011, this years one.

catch you again
go well and also love yr motto, releasing it is right!

Rosie Fleming
rkfleming08@gmail.com