How The Sketchbook Project kicked me back into the game…
It isn’t surprising that when you have a child and a family to support your time becomes limited. Between dad duties and my job as an Art Director at a busy NYC ad agency I wasn’t drawing much more than a quick sketch here and there of my son. My ex-wife, not wanting to see my drawing go by the wayside, discovered The Sketchbook Project and signed herself, me and my son up. We all had one month to complete a 32-page sketchbook that would be digitally recorded and housed in the project’s Brooklyn Art Library.
The project got me drawing again! I went on location around New York City and drew and drew. To my surprise, a few months after submitting my sketchbook the folks at The Sketchbook Project wanted me to speak at their Williamsburg space to a group of artists and art lovers. It was amazing to be able to share my process and to actually thank The Sketchbook Project for getting me back in the game!
This is a link to where you can find my sketchbook.
From The Sketchbook Project Website:
“Brooklyn Art Library is home to The Sketchbook Project collection in its physical form. Our walls are lined with shelves that hold the tens of thousands of sketchbooks currently in the collection, created by artists from around the world. The library serves as a reading room where you can get cozy and spend an afternoon enjoying artwork in a hands-on experience with the help of our librarians.
With so many books in the library, we’ve developed our own system that makes it easy for anyone to explore. Each book is individually barcoded and cataloged with searchable details, like where the book is from, the materials used, the artist’s name, tag words, and much more. Whether you are interested in seeing a book about robots, a book created in Berlin, or even books selected for you at random, you can search and explore using your own mobile device when in our space.
Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, this space is where The Sketchbook Project’s diverse contributors come together and serves as our link to New York’s creative community. Our storefront encourages interaction between artists and their audience, and introduces our members’ work to new viewers. Brooklyn Art Library also hosts readings, artist presentations, and welcomes group visits. For our upcoming event schedule, click here or visit our Facebook events page.”