Much like starting actually starting a blog, I’ve also been mulling over whether or not to sign up for The Sketchbook Project: 2011 and finally I took the plunge.
So what is it, well according to the projects tag line ‘It’s like a concert tour but with sketchbooks.’ Basically, you sign up they send you a Moleskine notebook and you have a until January 2011 to fill it according to the theme you’re assigned, which can be anything from ‘Facing forward’ to ‘Capture the flag’; from ‘Great hopes and massive failures to ‘I’m sorry I forgot you’. Now while I think my favorite theme was ‘I’m sorry I forgot you’ I signed up to do ‘If you lived here’. Now I just need to wait for the moleskin to arrive and to just start.
Once received by the end of January 2011, all the notebooks will go ‘on tour’. They get exhibited in galleries and museums across the US before they enter the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library. For the first time this year, artists get to keep track of their notebooks as they travel the country and they get to see how many people have looked at their work.
I am sure to be posting more on this as I get more into the project