Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sketchbook Project - Limited Edition

This year, instead of doing the traditional Sketchbook Project, I joined Art House Co-op in their Limited Edition Sketchbook Project. What is the difference you ask?

"The Limited Edition Book Series

Every contributor to the Sketchbook Project Limited Edition Vol. 1 will be included in a series of art books documenting the project. Together, the series will provide insight into the imagination and process of each artist participating in the project. Bound by the Brooklyn Art Library Press and hand-finished in our Brooklyn workshop, the book series will be published in the fall of 2012."

It is very exciting to know that your work will be in a published book!

As usual, I waited a long time before starting which put added pressure on me to produce something that was not only wonderful but also came to fruition in a short period of time. Finding inspiration for an entire book does not come easily to me. I am always so envious of those who can sit down to  blank pieces of paper and produce page after page of amazing drawings. 

Now I do draw and paint but not on demand like some can. Instead I turned to paper crafting which is another great love of mine.  I am not lying when I say I have literally thousands of printed's an obsession really. I decided to use the papers as inspiration to create scenes. Each scene is a manifestation of a dream or desire....a story; "what you want to be when you grow up" or "what you want to be when you retire" or maybe it's a secret wish or fantasy or maybe you are already living that dream. The book contains no words or suggestions only places for your mind to rest and wander and make up your own story.

 In the end, I am happy with the results. I love that the characters are just that...distinct, relatable characters and that the book is a journey just like life.

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