(Page from Face in the Crowd by Natalia Kowaleczko)
A while back I signed up to participate in the Sketchbook Project. I say signed up instead of participated because after I received the sketchbook in the mail, it sat around until it was too late to mail it in. One of those projects that not only never got finished, but also never got started. Regardless of my personal fail, I still love the concept behind this project. Here’s how the website describes it:
The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive, traveling exhibition of handmade books. Our community is made up of over 75,000 people, and our permanent collection at Brooklyn Art Library holds over 27,255 sketchbooks from 135 countries around the globe.
(Page from Who do you see? by Loralee Vassar)
Over the summer, the sketchbooks will go on ‘tour’, visiting over 30 cities. From New York to Memphis to Boulder to San Francisco, the sketchbooks are travelling all over the country. I’m excited to see the collection in Chicago this July! If none of the tour stops are easily accessible, you can browse the digital library and if you’re interested, you can also participate in the 2014 tour.