Saturday, September 12, 2015

Visiting my Old Friend

Last weekend I went to visit an old friend....well at least if felt like an old friend.  
I did a post last summer of The Sketchbook Project 2014 and that my book went on a big whirlwind tour of the U.S. along with a couple thousand other sketchbooks.  Pop up library's host the traveling sketchbooks in cities from East to West coast and all the way back to it's permanent home in the Brooklyn Art Library.  
The library itself isn't that large but what is impressive are the walls filled to the gills with sketchbooks all of which have bar codes and can be easily checked out either by artist name, materials, themes or tags. 

It was fun sitting there reminiscing with my book and remembering I had my niece Emma (age 12 then) draw whatever she wanted in it.  As you can see she used colored pencils for her beautiful peacock, then on the next page I drew the peacock feather inspired by her piece.

My daughter and I even checked out a few other books of artists we knew including her former H.S. art teacher.  Fun eh?  So next time you are in NYC and want to do something free for almost all ages look it up!  and my sketchbook too!

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