I'm Challenging myself. While browsing around Blog Frog I saw an ad for The Sketchbook Project 2011. I had never heard of it (am I living under a rock?) but it caught my attention and I took a look. I won't go into details about how it works as you can get that from their website if your interested, but you choose a category, they send you a sketchbook, you fill it up and send it back. Then it goes on tour all over the country and ends up in the Brooklyn Art Library.
I debated a while. A lot of work goes into filling a sketchbook so to do all that work then send it away forever.... The thing that changed my mind was that each book has a bar code on it and every time someone looks at your book you get a notice that it has been viewed. How fun is that! Now amongst so many sketchbooks I'm not sure how much mine will be viewed, but I thought it would be a nice challenge for myself. A project to force me to sketch daily. I did consider just making my own sketchbook project that is only me, and if you would like to play along but don't want to join the official project I'd love to see your creations! I will share some sneak peaks with you along the way.
There were many categories to choose from.
I chose "things found on restaurant napkins" sound fun right! Throw your ideas my way if my theme inspires you. I'm going to start a list of ideas that pop into my head. I'm going for humor, witty, maybe a couple sad (things have come to mind). Let's hear it.