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Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project

January 13th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Sometimes it’s fun to participate in group efforts, one of which is the Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project.
I had to pay a little money to receive a little journal book in the mail, but it came quickly and I immediately started drawing in it. I didn’t really like the paper, it was thin and even pencil drawings showed through to the other side. I guess I got about 1/2 way through it and set it aside, as I have another journal book that I like much better which has stout paper that I can scribble, paint, and use pens on. That’s the one I took to Italy with me.
At the last minute, I decided to finish this one and mail it in. Eventually you will be able to see mine on line, I will post the link when it appears. Apparently there are thousands of artists participating, and some of the stuff they have put in their books is incredible. I am a little intimidated, but the fact is, this is the first time I’ve ever put a sketchbook together like this and it was a pleasant effort, so it was worth it.
I was given a theme “Help!” which did not resonate with me at all, so I more or less ignored it. I was inspired to do a sketchbook by the work of Sue Pownall a very well traveled artist.
The Sketchbook Project: 2011

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  1. May 5th, 2011 at 22:57 | #1

    its a great post . thanks

  2. February 18th, 2011 at 00:49 | #2

    I participated in the project too. It was my second. The first I got my book back by request. I think it is funny that you ignored the theme. I had joined one of them and didn’t like my assigned theme and couldn’t get into it. Never finished it. Now I have joined another one for writing. I’m sure the paper will be even worse as it will be lined. I plan to do some drawing too.

  3. January 13th, 2011 at 09:03 | #3

    Thank you for the link Mimi and the lovely comment; I’m so pleased I inspired you.

    I can’t wait to see the whole sketchbook – congratulations on finishing it!!!!

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