Saturday, October 30, 2010
I got my sketchbook in the mail today for the Sketchbook Project, and am I extremely intimidated! My theme is "science project gone wrong" and the sketcbhook is mine to transform and mail back to the Brooklyn Art Library by January 15th.
Breaking news! Due to a recent flurry of sketchbook requests, they are extending the deadline for signups to November 15, so if you still are interested in the project, here's the link again: http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject/exhibitions
Anyhow - back to my new sketchbook - there are 40 empty pages, the last 16 perforated (why?). It would seem so simple, if I didn't look through the website and discover what people actually have done to their sketchbooks. Things like: they take the thin paper out and replace it with heavier paper, re-sewing it in the center. They make the pages fold out to poster-size. They don't just SKETCH in this little bitty sketchbook, they transform it.! How ironic that I'm in the middle of an altered book project with my 6th graders that seems to be going on FOREVER, and now I've got my own and I don't know where to start.
I'll keep you posted on my progress (or lack thereof)!