i’m doing it again — signing up for another city to city project. i feel delighted, and also there’s a twinge of guilt. i’ve accepted that i’ll wait until the last minute to work on my book. the shame.
but good things happen from this!
old sketchbooks inspire me. a couple of our past themes will be in animation pre-production this year! like caterpillars, they become butterflies.
so i’m signing up for the 2013 sketchbook project before midnight. i want that little free sleeping bag.
On my way to the post office to hand in my book for the Sketchbook Project. Sniff, sniff. I feel like I just had a baby and am now responsible for this little, messed-up version of me floating out there in the world. I wonder if she will hate me, blaming me for all of her problems. Maybe she will remember me fondly? Happy thoughts, little book. I did my best.
She did inspire a couple of short film ideas, which I can get to work on now that she’s out of my life.
Here are some of the 40 drawings I did. I left little hidden notes and pictures between the pages. I hope those who flip through it have fun.
I’m very excited and sad to see my sketchbook go on tour next week for the Sketchbook Project. They grow up so fast. Now I’m addicted to being creative everyday for fun instead of just for work. I need my fix.
So even though I’m not a really a writer, I’ve signed myself up for the Fiction Project, another coast to coast tour by the Art House Co-op. It’s just like the Sketchbook Project but with writing and you tell stories and draw pictures based on a theme.
Since my memory has rapidly gotten worse since young Noey began drinking in college, I’ve chosen the theme, “I’m Sorry I Forgot You.”
Hey photographers! I may also join the AMLP Photomobile, where Art House sends you a disposable camera to take 27 frames on a single theme. You then send it in to go on yet another tour.
Want to do it? I’m nervous because I haven’t used a disposable camera since 2003. Oh the pressure of not being able to delete a bad photo.
It’s about time art geeks got their own concert … er, sketchbook tour!
Art House has a new project for you. Anyone can participate in the 2011 Sketchbook Project Tour – all you do is sign up by Halloween to have them send you a sketchbook. They give you themes to choose from, my favorite being, “this is not a sketchbook” – I think that leaves it pretty open. Do some drawings until January 15th, 2011 when you send that rockstar off to go on tour in March with the rest of the sketchbooks. After the tour, they’ll be in a permanent collection at the Brooklyn Art Library. More info.
I feel a bit torn. I love my sketchbooks so it would break my tiny black heart to let one leave the nest. But if you love something set it free, and when it never comes back you can always go to the library to visit it.
I’m in! Who’s with me?
PS - there is a discount for group orders of sketchbooks. I’m not sure what the minimum is but if anyone wants to do a group order let me know.