Monday, July 5

The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

I've signed up for something called The Sketchbook Project. It looks like fun and it's a great way to get the word out that you're an artist. I think it'll be so much fun knowing my work is being displayed at The Brooklyn Art Library as well as many other places on the tour around the country. I might even take a trip to Atlanta when the tour makes its way there. I chose the theme, "This Is Not A Sketchbook". I thought it would give me more room to do whatever I want. I ALMOST chose nightmares, but I thought that might be a dark journey that I already have to go through in my dreams. I'd probably be drawing things like spiders, snakes, death, plane crashes, etc... That could be interesting, but I just don't feel like facing those things day AND night, ya know?

So, who's with me!? It costs $25 to sign up and they'll send you the journal in your color choice. I chose black only because they didn't have any more red ones. I can change the cover, though, once it's here. You also have the choice of paying more to get your work digitized for their web site so you can view your work on their site or send others to see it that might not be able to go to any of the tour stops. Of course, I always scan anything I make, but that wouldn't get me on their web site, so I figured it would be a good idea just to get more eyes on my work. Know what I mean, Jelly Bean? That will be a nice little link on my blog or soon-to-be web site.

In other news, did you notice the new (simple) header? I got tired of the boring font choices Blogger gives you and didn't really want anything elaborate. I chose Pointy for my font. Katie recently mentioned it on her blog and reminded me of how awesome it is. Thanks Cuz!

I'm still working on my two classes. The Flying Lessons one is over, but I'm not quite to the finish line, yet. Luckily she's offering PDF versions of it to her students AND she'll let us copy and paste into documents for us to keep forever, as long as we don't share, of course. The Gut Art class is going slowly for me. It's taken me so long to get the journaling pages right. I hope that's not a preview of how the Skethbook thing will go. Yikes! Naw, it has just been a really busy time here. That's all. I'll catch up soon. Here are a coupld of images from the book so far...

The unfinished cover: (which can be finished after class is over, btw)

And here's one of the journaling pages:

Both of these photos were taken with my cell phone, so sorry about the crappy photos.

I'm still working on ATC's for Christa and Sharon. I'll show those when they're in their recipients hands. I don't want to ruin the surprise for them.

I guess that's about it. I'll try not to be such a stranger. I know I've been slacking in the blog department. I just haven't felt really chatty lately. I have funks that I go through sometimes. The only few people I talk to are Joel, Kolby, and Christa when I get that way. Poor them, right? Ha!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxox ~Rischa


Mail Art Dramas said...

Hi, I signed up for the sketchbook project. I picked "a record year for rainfall". I live in Western PA and it has be a record year for rain here! Also just finished Flying Lessons. Head is spinning. Need to back away from computer and make some art. Over the years I have let life get in the way of my art..thinking when I get past this, I'll be able to work on what I want to do. I did an art swap with a woman in the UK, she put me on her blog page. Being there helped keep me in art mode during a bit of a family rough patch, I didn't put off my art until things calmed down. So, being in the Library data base will keep me in the "I am an artist" mind set.
thanks for the info, you have lifted my spirts this morning as I feel fuzzy in the brain from family being home all the time. How many days until school starts???
thanks again,

Anonymous said...

eAll of this is so inspiring. Although, the only art I have been doing lately is the decorations at church for the 4th of July concert we had yesterday and some little bead making projects with the kids. I need to talk to you or be around you more often for more inspiration to get me back into it. Have fun...will be looking for your results along the way. You are doing so good. I just can't tell you enough how proud I am of you and what you have accomplished with art. long has it been since you painted that first still life of fruit? You did such a good job with your first oil painting. Keep it going.....
Love ya Heapes, Bibbi

Kerri said...

the sketchbook project sounds like a great idea for you!

you phone took much clearer pics than mine seems to- looks great! :)

Johwey Redington said...

I've actually pondered on signing up for the Sketchbook Project. Seems like fun to be part of something so creative. Ahh, we'll see. I have until October - lol!

Linda R said...

I see a lot of our flyer sisters signed up for Sketchbook project - brave girls!! I'm going to love watching you progress through the project - go get em. Fan/Biz page:!/pages/Me-Myself-and-You/105043419547115

Unknown said...'ve affected me here. In a good way! I'm signing up for the sketchbook project and intrigued with the process. thank you for bringing this to my attention and I enjoy your blog immensely:)Pam

Unknown said...

Yay for the Sketchbook Project! I have the same theme. :)

Robin said...

Great textures...Love it....!