Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sketchbook Project 2010: Part 2

the front and back covers

  In an earlier post I introduced my sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project 2010. The deadline has come and gone, and my book was mailed off to its new home last week joining all the others in the Brooklyn Museum of Art. They will travel to different destinations and be handled by a lot of people.

  Since the paper was very thin, I glued the pages together; back-to-back, and even added gesso to a few to allow for water media. Along with the glue and gesso, I used some matte medium, markers, and watercolors, not to mention soaking wet tea bags. These are some of the reasons my book looks as if I dropped it in the river.

  My "theme" was: I am a Scavenger.

made from cut out photos retrieved from the trash

 bio pages...a vellum pocket with business card and post cards

tea staining

I found some pressed leaves, and a quote saved from a calendar

traced around my hand...just for fun

inside the front cover
   Some thoughts:
  1. This was a fun project to do
  2. A blank sketchbook is very intimidating
  3. It became WAY more fun, when I gave up perfection, and ownership
  4. I would do it again, but start on time ( I joined up in the middle of the project)


  1. Are you staying warm in this frigid January??? I am keeping myself busy with small commissions but only 51 more days until Spring! Great notebook! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. Fun sketchbook! I am especially fond of the cover. I ended up gluing my pages together, too. I hope I will be able to see the sketchbooks when they travel.

  3. @ Mary Helen; Thanks for the "stop over". I was looking for your studio in downtown Newark last week...the folks at LCA didn't know where you are located. I will persevere and find you yet!

    @ Claudine; thank you too for stopping by. Will you be posting pics of your sketchbook on your blog? I'd love to see.

  4. Mom, i must have a copy of that is sooooo pretty!!!