Sketchbook Project

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Blog, Susan LeVine

Some how I got an email that called for all artists everywhere to summit a sketchbook for a project created by the Brooklyn art library (check out, www.sketchbookproject.com or arthouse co-op). The library promised to provide sketchbooks and and they promised to tour these sketchbooks all over our country. The topics were unlimited, they could be narrative or not, of unlimited themes. I took it as an opportunity to write and sketch about something that was a departure from my usual birds and nature and cards and things.

I didn’t have as much time as would have liked to have made it as beautiful as I had hoped but I did complete it on time and return it to the library. They are now in the process of sorting the thousands, yes, thousands of books that they have received from all over the world. i love this project! Will it give me wealth and fame? Well, for me, I make a sketchbook because I looked at it as an opportunity to explore thoughts on paper that I might not ordinarily share, intimate musings.

My sketchbook is titled, “The Ominous question of the soul and where it is found-one artist’s musings.”  feel free to check it out , it will be touring in Chicago, Austin, Portland, LA, and other places too.

If yo are an artist and reading this, I encourage you to take the time to make a sketchbook and be part of the community next year!