the sketchbook project
On October 2011, my daughter encouraged me to sign up for The Sketchbook Project. This was a commitment to create 32 drawings within one year on the pages of a moleskin book . Then, along with thousands of other artists’ books, participate in a worldwide tour. A crazy, but compelling, idea and one that I took very seriously. Once I made the commitment, I never went anywhere without my sketchbook.
Although I was most comfortable with large, bold, loose strokes, The Sketchbook Project forced me to limit my canvas to a tiny 5 x 8 inch perimeter. I learned to be more controlled, precise and intentional and started to explore other mediums. It was around this time that I officially renewed my love of drawing.
Since then, I have submitted 3 more sketchbooks and working on another. I use these sketches as preliminary drawings for my paintings and drawings. I carry it in my purse because you never know when you’ll need it.
Click on the links below to view all my sketchbooks. They are also digitized on The Sketchbook Project.com website.
2016: Traffic (will be linked soon!)
2014: Transitions, Reflections
2013: Family Album
2012: Testing the Waters
The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive, traveling exhibition of handmade books from professional artists and people who just love to draw. The community of contributors is made up of over 75,000 people, with the permanent collection at Brooklyn Art Library, holding over 27,255 sketchbooks from 135 countries around the globe.