Inspired by my fellow BSU classmates, the delightful Katherine of the Daydream House, the lovely Crystal Price as well as various other talented artists, I’ve also decided to join the thousands of artists taking part in The Sketchbook Project 2013.
I was excited to receive my sketchbook despite its rather unimpressive size. However, I assume if you are collecting and exhibiting literally thousands of sketchbooks by artists who are able to disassemble and reassemble them in numerous ways it’s important to keep the basic form relatively small and simplistic.
I decided I will be cutting mine apart and reassembling it when I’m finished. I prefer to work with paper detached from the sketchbook. This allows me to work on different stages of separate pages without having to wait for paint and adhesives to dry.
When I signed up for the project I didn’t have a theme. Looking through my past visual journals and daily sketches I’ve found the reoccurring inspiration of music and lyrics. I want to use this project to further develop this style and influence. I’m looking forward to getting started on this project and sharing my work as my art-journal sketchbook evolves.
I can’t shake the lingering obvious reality, that in the grand scheme of all these sketchbooks, mine will merely blend in with all the others. However, on a person level, it’s a thought-provoking project and I love the idea of different artists from around the world, of different ages with limitless styles taking the exact same blank, empty, and boring little sketchbook and bring something completely unique and entirely their own into the world. I love the idea of my art being a part of something bigger.