This book showed up in my mailbox unsolicited a while ago – the publishers probably hoping I’d love it and blog about it.
The Sketchbook Project began as a fantastic art library filled with sketchbooks donated by artists just like you and me. Anyone can go in (Brooklyn) and look at the sketchbooks centered on various themes. Now they also have a traveling library and digital sketchbooks that we can browse at home.
Guess what? I DO love it and here I am blogging about it. The Sketchbook Project Journal is a mostly blank book full of pages to be filled, each with an intriguing prompt.
The prompts make me laugh as all sorts of funny images dance in my head. They make me think and imagine and wonder. 300 prompts on luscious white paper ready for your ink. (Or pencil or crayon or paint… whatever makes your boat float!)
I love it enough that I wanted to keep it and fill it up myself… but I know myself too well. It will sit neglected in a pile on the floor of my studio just wishing and hoping to be used. I’ll look at it and feel a little guilty.
So I want YOU to use it! Do you have a strong sketching practice? Will this be just what you need to get you going? Will it be easier to play with a prompt to get you going?
Tell me about it!
I’ll choose a winner from the comments on this post next week – this is a really fat book so US entrants only again. (And yes it makes me sad when I say that – I love my international readers.)
Congratulations to Betty who is the winner of the Travel Accessories by Craft Tree booklet and to Kath who actually HAS an ipod to go into the ipod case that I’ll send off soon! I really do love it when little lovelies find a happy home.