A Sketchy Experience in Los Angeles
MTM loves him some sketchbooks. Moleskines. Leather bound journals. Museum folios. Handmade pages bound in glass.
The last one in the list was a gift from me. To commemorate my Natchez Trace walk, I bought MTM a Donna Branch. We decided to use it on this trip to record memories and messages from our 10th anniversary.
That’s why our first day stranded in Los Angeles was fitting. I perused the LACMA website and found this:
The Sketchbook Project is a traveling library of art books. We got our library card and checked out dozens of sketchbooks. On moods. On architecture. On landscapes. On seasons. On stories. Random bits of the lives of those who created them, captured between two cardboard covers.
Anyone can buy a bar-coded sketchbook like the one pictured at sketchbookproject.com. Participants customize the blank slates however they like before mailing them to the Brooklyn Art Library for inclusion in the 2015 traveling show. Every time someone checks out a book, the creator gets a message that it’s been viewed.
I can’t wait to get started on my 2015 sketchbook submission. What would you put in YOUR sketchbook, Dear Reader? I’d love to have some company in the 2015 traveling show.
To view photos of the Sketchbook Project’s stop at LACMA, click here: Andra Watkins Tumblr