I think this may be the end of it. It's going to have to tour The United States of America AS IS. Anyway, let's face it - there will be so many sketchbooks to look at, it will be a crap shoot as to whether mine gets plucked from the shelves and perused at all. What is cool is that if and when someone does look at it, I'll get an email telling me so (thanks to the barcode on the back). So... waiting and seeing.
Please see the previous post for a brief synopsis of what "The Sketchbook Project" is all about. By the time I signed on there weren't that many themes left to choose from, and I chose "It's Raining Cats and Dogs". So there you go. And now the race is on to get something done before I have to mail it out Friday... but I just can't get too worked up about it. I have other things on my mind... DO YOU KNOW WHAT I AM SAYING?
Perhaps you remember The Sketchbook Project from the first page of this blog (oh COME ON PEOPLE... you haven't gone back as far as the first page?). Here is a reminder:
Basically, you sign up, the fine people at Art House Co-Op send you a 5x8 moleskine notebook, you fill it (or, attempt to), you send it back, and it tours the United States of America, ending up in the Brooklyn Art Library. The books must be post-marked no later than January 15th for their trip back to the States, and I regret to say that I left mine till the last minute and am now frantically trying to fill it up with quickie collages. Smitty says I'll probably go back to these and add to them, but I highly doubt that. It's probably a good thing that I'm doing it quickly, and anyway it's a SKETCHBOOK, remember? A SKETCHBOOK. Not the goddamn Sistine Chapel.
ADDENDUM: I should have mentioned that when you sign up for The Sketchbook Project, you have to choose a theme from a list they've provided. There weren't that many left by the time I chose, and for better or worse I chose "It's Raining Cats and Dogs". Hence the heavy cat & dog content you see here.
I want to give this person credit for his image, but damned if I can find the right page on the Sketchbook Project website now! My apologies, Mr. Artist.
They send you a small moleskine notebook to fill as you wish (for $25.00 plus $3.00 shipping). The books tour the States and eventually end up in the Brooklyn Art Library where they are barcoded & you are notified whenever anyone looks at your book. Hurry if you want to participate! October 31st is the deadline.