I signed up for the 2011 Sketchbook Project at the urging of Rebecca at Daisydolls Gypsy Caravan early last month. When I received the moleskine given out for the project, I was a bit disappointed with the paper. The rules are pretty flexible, as long as we stay within the dimensions of the book we can rebind or replace the paper with whatever we want.
Being a bit of a paper-snob, I knew what I had to do. I went to my local Art Supply store and got some good Fabriano 140 lb. watercolor paper. I’ve become a bit spoiled using those Watercolor Moleskines. My plan is to cut the 20 x 30 paper into 5x8 pieces and glue them into the 40 page moleskine given for the project.
The theme I chose was, FACING FORWARD. I thought I could draw a few of those little birds that appear so often on here and possibly expand a bit with something else. The project is open to our interpretation. Good thing….should be fun! The deadline is January 15, 2011 for completion. You must sign up by October 31st.
Anyone wondering if they should sign up…..I say “Go ahead, DO IT!!” What have you got to lose? You never know what you’ll be inspired to do because you are committing to something bigger than your Daily Art or Daily Blog. I’m no artist and I signed up!