Inspired by…my very own call number

Look what I just received! I feel like I have just been published….

How serendipitous. I am on a plane to NYC in 5 hours! Guess I am going to Brooklyn.

Dear julie hamilton,

Thanks for sending in your project for The Sketchbook Project: 2012! We just wanted to let you know that your project has now been cataloged into the Brooklyn Art Library! It can be found on the shelves with a call number of 148.8-6.
Please stay tuned for more details about the project.

The Art House Librarian Robot

Art House Co-op

Next step….published book!

Have a great week friends!

Inspired by…the Sketchbook Project 2012

Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle

Signed, sealed and delivered. Just in the nick of time!

My sketchbook is on its way to the  Brooklyn Art Library. If I can’t be in NYC, at least a little part of me can.

So, the good news..  there is still plenty of time to sign up for this years Sketchbook Project. I would highly suggest it. A very fun and inspiring community to be a part of.

This year for the first time you also have the option of joining “The Limited Edition” group! Not only does your sketchbook 2012 get to live in NYC at the Brooklyn Art Library, but it will also be published!

I want to be published!

Every contributor to the Sketchbook Project Limited Edition Vol. 1 will be included in a series of art books documenting the project. Together, the series will provide insight into the imagination and process of each artist participating in the project. Bound by the Brooklyn Art Library Press and hand-finished in our Brooklyn workshop, the book series will be published in the fall of 2012.

The bad news…last I looked there were only 700 spots left. That may sound like a lot, but considering they accept 5000, your time may be running out.

Sign up here.

Ok here is a little peek into my sketchbook. I chose the theme ~ along the line. I kept mine in black and white so I could pick it up anytime, anywhere and work on it. However, how creative you want to get with it is entirely up to you. The only restriction is size – it has to remain within the covers of the actual sketchbook.

Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle
Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle
Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle
Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle
Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle
Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle
Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle
Sketchbook project, Brooklyn Art Library, pen and ink, doodle

You are lucky I didn’t show you it in its entirety!

Actually I only had a few more pages.

After discovering that the paper is a little flimsy, I tore mine apart and added my own paper. I may have missed a few pages…I am hoping no one counts.

All in all pretty pleased. I made mistakes. I made discoveries. I enjoyed the process.

I forgot to sign it…nothing…not even my web address. Still shaking my head…

I am having a bit of a hard time parting with it, but I will see it again on its world tour!
Dates for the World Tour are here.
AND trust me, I will be using it as an excuse to get to NYC very soon!

Inspired by…collaboration, or not!

It feels like forever since I last blogged. Its interesting  how you can slowly add something into your life…like blogging…and have it become a part of your daily routine within no time. I have been successful with this approach in other areas of my life as well…being creative everyday, taking a photograph or two,taking fish oil pills, cutting back to one coffee a day,making a daily to do list, exercise,

Now that I have started thinking about it, I am sad to say that there are also many things I have really tried hard to incorporate into my lifestyle that I have failed miserably at…

I can only smile. I have had some really hair-brained ideas.

art collaboration

4 ft square doodle art

So, some housekeeping. For those who have been following my blog and the progress of my huge and awesome doodle may be pleased (or displeased) to know that I pulled it from the Arts Council “In Your Dreams” event last-minute.

A collective GASP!!

Yes, I had worked very hard to try to complete it on time. I had thought long and hard about my piece and felt very satisfied with my collaborative approach.I was also kind of digging my piece.

BUT…when it came down to crunch time I bailed…

Trust me, it was a roller coaster of emotion. I battled with my decision, but I do believe I made the right one.

In a nutshell, a great event, but beyond busy.The music was pumping , the wine flowing and the crowd young. My collaborative piece was due to go up half way through the night. They started out with some caricatures that everyone was allowed to paint on. People were doodling this and that. My son was right in there with the poster paints.

But then the craziness began…

The noses were painted red, the devil horns came out, and a few tattoos started to appear on the works. Fun…yes, but not entirely what I had in mind for my piece. I began to get a wee bit worried that people would start having a tad bit too much fun on my piece.I was worried that a  skull and cross bone may appear in between my lovely birds  or ,god forbid, someone would try to color in one of the flowers. All of a sudden, hours of hard work started to pass before my eyes….

Control issues, indeed!

I am going to pick it up tomorrow. Will keep you posted on my progress with it….

A great weekend regardless. The mountains opened a week early and it was sunny to boot. Very happy skiers and boarders wandering about town.

I am looking forward to Monday….always love the beginning of a new week and all the possibility it holds!

Hope you all had a great weekend!