I signed up to do the Sketchbook Project: 2011! It is such a great idea. For $25, anyone can get a sketchbook mailed to them. All the sketchbooks will go on tour, and eventually be permanently housed in the Brooklyn Art Library! I think part of the draw is the sketchbook thing – I really love the idea of people poring over artist’s sketchbooks, but there’s also my past life as an art conservator at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Good excuse to go back and visit! Also, the sketchbooks will have bar codes and the artists will be notified when people sign them out! How cool!! Talk about great publicity for artists! I had to choose a theme (out of listed themes, which were all somewhat random), so I chose “Help”. It seems to align pretty well with my art, in general.
I do feel a bit of pressure to make this a GOOD sketchbook… I guess that’s going to be one of my challenges! I just have to be myself, and hope it works out.