Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Sketchbook Project

By Linda B. DunnThanks to a fellow BostonHandmade member, I found out about the Sketchbook project: "Like a concert tour, but with sketchbooks."

The idea is gloriously simple: Charge a minimal fee. Distribute identical sketchbooks. State a theme. When the books return, display them.

This year's theme was I sketched where I found myself -- at a meeting: at the museum:at a Chinese New Year's feast:I did a little collage:
When the deadline arrived, I still had blank pages. So on the opening page, I wrote "... starts as a blank page." Then I cut up other blanks and used them to insert text: Inspired by these bits, I trimmed the drawings themselves. Now the pages peek through from behind, urging you to turn them:The pages are empty except for the words "then returns/to silence." I love my little book. Now it goes off to join the others.

4 comments :

  1. Great post Linda - loved your book! what a great project to be a part of - will the books get showcased up our way ant time soon?

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  2. Wonderful post. What an accomplishment. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Beautiful, Linda! I absolutely love the cut-away pages - brilliant!

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