Regardless of how busy I am, I never regret doing the Sketchbook Project. The pressure of a deadline always helps me create some of my best work like my book for the Sketchbook Project Limited Edition.
I thought about this sketchbook a lot before I started it. I knew I wanted to layer the pages with vintage book pages and colour but I wasn’t sure what else. The words and message eluded me a long time.
As the deadline got closer I knew I had to make a decision and get started. One thing for sure, I wanted it to be inspirational and that led me to one of my favourite quotes…
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. (Albert Einstein)
This led me to spend some time with Einstein and explore his perspective on life a little deeper. I love his thoughts and opinions on love, creativity and humanity. I had so much fun recording his wisdom into my sketchbook. For a minute there I even felt a little more evolved. Don’t worry, it was fleeting and I made a note to keep myself humble. HAHA
As with every sketchbook I had a moment of panic where I thought I wouldn’t get it finished in time…but as usual it was followed by some inspiration and I pulled it off. I’m quite proud of it and I love the way it came out. I love my linocut of Einstein for the cover. The famous photo of him sticking out his tongue. What a goofball! My kind of person.
Overall, another great experience thanks to the Art House Co-op!
Here are a few of my favourite pages.
To view my entire sketchbook, please head over to my artist page at the Art House Co-op.
I finished and mailed my Limited Edition Sketchbook to the Art House Co-op at the end of April but I’m only blogging about it now. I can’t believe its already mid-June!!
The Sketchbook Project Limited Edition Vol. 1 is a collaborative series of art books created by 5,000 artists from around the world. Every contributor to the Sketchbook Project Limited Edition Vol. 1 will be included in a series of art books documenting the project, which will be published in the fall of 2012. It will be so exciting to see my work in a book with other fabulous artists!
As always, you can pick your theme for the Sketchbook Project and this was no different. I knew I wanted to incorporate photos from a recent trip home to Newfoundland, so the theme I picked was pictures and descriptions. My goal with this sketchbook was to use my photography to inspire future illustrations, prints and possible fabric patterns.
I had a lot of fun with this sketchbook. I loved using the sticky notes and index cards – I will definitely be using that in future work!
Here are a few of my favourite pages! You can view the entire book on my artist page on Art House Co-op website.
I can’t wait to do the 2013 Sketchbook Project!
I love surprises in the mail!
Today my surprise was a 4 x 6 exchange from Jeriguay Eduare thanks to the Art House Co-op 4 x 6 Exchange project.
The amazing 4 x 6 I received from Jeri!
All I know about the artist is that he is an amazing dancer, thanks to his YouTube videos!
I also found out this week that my fishy print ended up in Michigan with artist Amy Newhouse. She blogged about it in her blog Rumpleshark Illustration!
What an awesome gift to meet people by exchanging art!