Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What to do on a Sunday? - The Sketchbook Project

This past weekend finally came!  The weekend the the Art House Co-op's Sketchbook Project came to Brooklyn!  My friends Penny and Loretta accompanied me on my journey to see all the sketchbooks, including my own. 
It was just over the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn, in a neighborhood full of cool graffiti:




This is how it worked:
Each artist was given a sketchbook and a theme:

and when you were finished filling it with your art, you sent it to the Art House Coop to be part of a traveling library:
First stop: 303 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY
there were gorgeous sketchbooks from around the country

this beautiful timekeeper's diary from Sharon Tomlinson!  I couldn't believe I was holding it in my hands!  Such gorgeous, saturated color...the kind i like!

and one about the end of the world by Nancy Martini from the Miami area

there was an elephant in the room by Misty Mawn

as well as a beautiful book from the UK about the other side of the tracks by Elly Wright

and one from South Africa by Carina Claassens
These were artists whose work i've admired and to actually see it in person and to
TOUCH it
HOLD it
EXAMINE it! 
 How amazing!
here are some other pages i loved, but didn't get the artists' names...if you're out there, and see your work...let me know, i'm happy to give you credit!
remember the robot from lost in space?  danger danger will robinson!


The Sketchbook Project is continuing it's journey to Boston next, then onto Californina, Missouri and Illinois...if you get a chance...check it out.  There aren't enough hours in a day to see all the books, but even seeing a few is truly inspiring!

4 comments:

Nancy Martini said...

Beautiful photos and a fabulous project... I wish I could have been there! Thanks for posting a photo of my sketchbook.

joyfulploys said...

What a treat to see some of the sketchbooks. Thanks for showing them on your blog. First time to your website...I am enjoying your lovely art...off to look some more.
Mary

Elly said...

Thank you so much Kathleen for posting the sketchbook exhibition and actually mentioning and showing my book. I am delighted it is getting a viewing. It really looked an exciting exhibition with something for everyone.

peggyapl said...

great post. what a wonderful project!