The Sketchbook Project: Phase 1

One of the few benefits (or downsides, depending on how you look at it) of being furloughed for a month was I spent a lot of time on the internet. In my wanderings, which were mostly on book or book-related sites (of course), I found the Brooklyn Art Library‘s Sketchbook Project.

The Sketchbook Project was created to provide an informal outlet for anyone to create art. Started in 2006, the crowd-funded art library features over 41,000 sketchbooks by creative people from 135+ countries.

And the neat thing is the entire project is 100% funded by participation—you buy the blank sketchbook, which supports the art project and library.

So I ordered one.

(And maybe a few pens . . . and pencils.)

(And a pencil pouch.)

(And some mini guides.)

Today my sketchbook arrived!

I have to submit it by February 1, 2020. With 1 year to go, I need to be organized so I won’t be scrambling in January to complete it. So as my friend AM likes to do, I created a list of tasks to keep me on track divided into phases.

Phase 1 starts with me creating an account to register my sketchbook.

Phase 2 will be deciding on a 2019 theme for my sketchbook.

Phase 3 . . . well, phase 3 is creating the actual art.

So throughout the next twelve months, I’ll provide some updates on how my sketchbook is going.

If you’ve done a sketchbook or are going to do one, I’d love to see it. I’d also love to share your completed sketchbook here on my blog. Let me know in the comments below or contact me here.

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