Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Sketchbook Project

It was about this time last year that my sister and I started our own sketching journal challenge. We both bought blank page journals on our trip to Prince Rupert and decided to do some pen sketches in them each month of the year! Then we'd meet back up in a years time and check out each others books and see what neat adventures we each went on! Cool right? We thought so. I am pretty sure I dominated the challenge by drawing an average of 1.5 times a month and last I heard from leslie she totally forgot about it after a month or so...regardless it was sort of a fun project to take on and I hope to continue with it until my book is full up! I have been carrying it around with me in a little zippered pouch all year after all so it is always on hand for any sketching opportunities! I'll have to take some pictures of it when leslie comes down to visit this summer and share how terrible of a sketcher I am! (So please remember your book les).

So you can only imagine how much the Art House Co-op's "Sketchbook Project" caught my attention when I heard about it on the paper sparrow's blog! Take a look:

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

It sounds like such a fun idea! You pay a $25 start up fee and they send you a moleskine to sketch in. You pick (or are randomly selected) a theme for your sketches and once you fill up your book it gets to travel around with the other moleskines as an artist tour! How cool! There are loads of neat inspiring images and themes on their site and I think it would be super awesome to join! You've got until Oct 31st to join then until Jan 15th to get your book in the mail. The tour starts in March and visits six cities around the US. Wouldn't it be fun to participate and go visit your sketchbook in California perhaps? Sounds like a good road trip opportunity (hint hint lindsay) too! What do you think?


  1. I think the reason I forgot about sketching almost right away is two-fold. One, I moved about a month after we started (making it hard to find my sketchbook) and two, I had to get the crappy sketch book because you couldn't wait to find two that were the same :(

    Boo, crappy sketch book!. I say we start over and I get another, much prettier, book to sketch in. What do you say?

  2. Perhaps a moleskine for the sketchbook project? Ooo! That would be fun!

  3. oh, this sounds awesome! i think i'm in!

  4. This is VERY tempting! Its good value for the Moleskin alone.