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The Sketchbook Project

December 14, 2018

So...its been months since you've heard from me..

I've been transitioning since a LAFW..

...but onto new endeavors for 2019 YAY!!

 

..but let's go back to college

 

One of the many projects i enjoyed in college was The Sketchbook Project, if I'm not mistaken every class participated. The concept is amazing actually I recommend it to all artist!

 

“We are an independent Brooklyn-based company that organizes global, collaborative art projects. Our flagship endeavor is The Sketchbook Project, a crowd-sourced library that features 41,229 artists' books contributed by creative people from 135+ countries. Brooklyn Art Library is our storefront exhibition space in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY where The Sketchbook Project collection is on view to the public.

The Sketchbook Project began in 2006 in Atlanta, GA and moved to New York City in 2009. Since that time, our small organization has grown into a worldwide community of more than 70,000 artists. By focusing on the intersection of hands-on art making and new technology, The Sketchbook Project nurtures community-supported art projects that harness the power of the virtual world to share inspiration in the real world.”

 

Straight from the website because who am I to explain this concept…

 

Yea.. so basically you order the small sketchbook (about 30 bucks) and you can draw, paint, write anything you want.. So cool right. You send it back to them and it goes in their library and it basically lasts forever. You can tell your story, write music, sketch, doodle ANYTHING!

 

It’s easier to participate outside of college, because the restrictions of college and that particular class I was in.. lets just say (HEAVY EYE ROLL).

 

So here I am in between my creative feelings and I thought this will be a perfect project for me to collect my thoughts, so I just went for it, like most things I do. I wanted to reminisce on my old sketchbook project ,that i didn't get a chance to send off.. Hence the heave eye roll, it consisted of mainly clever sentences and multi media illustrations, no theme really.  What I enjoyed the most about it was how whimsical it was, I created stories from only a few words. Most of the phrases came from things I've said in conversation, or overheard in someone else’s . The paper in the sketchbook was thin so i changed the paper, while incorporating mainly pencil and ink illustrations and light watercolor.

 

For this sketchbook i decided to choose a theme, The things I left behind, perfect for me right.. With me still fresh in california sometimes missing home, but mainly missing the things i lost in the move. Friends, family, clothes, familiar places, etc.. I plan on using many forms of media including acrylic, ink, watercolor, maybe even printmaking and collaging.. Who knows!

 

I want to tell my story of always feeling out of place while being right at home

 

I will gladly update you on my progress but for right now here are some images of my old sketchbook project, and the beginning of my new one!

 

… titled

“The Toucan in the Oak Tree”

 

Here is the link to get your own sketchbook!!

https://www.brooklynartlibrary.com/sketchbookproject

 

Want to know more about this process message me and lets chat

 

 

 

 

 

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