Here is my completed book for the sketchbook project to tour the U.S. in some major cities. I titled my Sketchbook ‘ Figuratively Speaking’. You can view online at arthouse coop as a digitized version here:
Last but not least – ‘Be You’, ‘Play’, ‘When I grow up I want to be a superhero’, and ‘Write Love notes in the sand’. Finally my sketchbook project is completed. I can now move onto other projects and my Art tile. I will be publishing my relief tile projects over the next few weeks and sketches before I start the sculptural relief work. Here is the Back and front cover from my painting ‘Carried Away’
Attempting this project has opened my eyes to the desire of artists to better themselves with every work, every sculpture, every painting. I firmly believe that artists should actively work in the three major artistic areas – DRAW, PAINT, SCULPT. My drawing has gotten worse, gotten better, improved and gotten worse. where it is now ? it doesn’t matter – what matters is that I continue just for the sake of creating, learning what I have to contribute to art. Here is my sketch for today– for better or worse.
I have to admit this sketchbook project is alot of work – but I also recognize that my drawing is getting better and faster. I do not draw enough and thus the reason for taking on this project—to coerce myself into drawing. It is working so well worth the effort. For anyone wanting to improve their drawing skills I recommend registering for next year. Just a piece of advice from my experiences register early. I have less than a month to complete these drawings and although I have not started panicking quite yet I have come to the conclusion december is not the best month to add extra pressure. And I know I work best under pressure but my drawings may have been better if I had more than one day to complete each one. Who knows? Next year for certain I will be starting earlier.
Here is my sketch for operationbeautiful.com As my book will be on tour in some of the major cities in the U.S. I decided to complete a sketch that will tell everyone that views the sketchbook that they are beautiful. I added the url for the site after I took the picture. It has now been sent to the Brooklyn Arthouse Coop Library.
****Cough**Cough***Negativity is Hazourdous to your SOUL!!
I guess I have to start sometime…My first drawing in my sketchbook. I have designed and pulled it apart.
In the picture is:1. A sketch for an oil painting I am working on
2. My sketchbook from the sketchbook Project
3. Information sheet with the rules ( which are easy to follow but I am already suffering from creative anxiety of how to alter it without altering it).
4. MY VERY OWN Boston library card!!!!
I have some ideas written out for my sketchbook ( I could not sleep last night until I had formulated my plan of attack). Next I am going to the library to find out from the librarians how they prepare and laminate their book covers. My theme is ‘ figuring you out’ . I like it already.
Imaginary Lines: ‘The glass ceiling’
Glassine over page with handwritten text