I signed up for The Sketchbook Project a few weeks ago. It’s a great art project from the Brooklyn Art Library where thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited on a cross-country tour at galleries and museums. After the tour, they will all be part of a permanent collection at the library where they will be available for the public to view.
My sketchbook arrived in the post a couple of weeks ago, right in the midst of my gloom, so I’ve only now started to work on it. I chose the theme “Make Mine a Double” and decided that I would use it to practice my real-life sketching and drawing skills. (Skill seems like an extreme exaggeration, but my hope is that each page finds me improving so that maybe at least the last sketch will be done with skill.)
My first sketch was (of course) a martini that I enjoyed after the kid went to bed last night. My second sketch was a cup of coffee yesterday morning. I’m not sure what my next sketch will be, but I hope it’s an improvement on the first two!
And remember: The show is coming to the Pacific Northwest and I’ll be going. So if any of my amazing fans want to go to the exhibit with me, I’ll be sending out a reminder as we get nearer June. Yay!