Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Writing's On The Wall

This year I am once again participating in The Sketchbook Project (for more information, click on the link on my sidebar).  A quick summary for those who don't like links:  When you sign up, for a small fee you are sent a sketchbook and a theme (which you can interpret as you like or even ignore....no sketchbook police lurking about).  There are some rules, but they are simple and are all about keeping the books a uniform size and free of embellishments that can fall off or hurt someone.  The books (last year 28,000 artists from around the world requested books and about 10,000 actually finished theirs) are sent back when completed and then they go on a road trip.  Last year we had fun visiting the tour in Brooklyn, NY where it originates and viewing the books of many of our online friends.  And some friends in far away places caught the tour in their home towns and got to see our books in person.  Click HERE to see my post on last year's sketchbook and HERE to see photos of my visit last year.

My theme this year is Writing on The Wall, and I had fun with it, being pretty literal and just making like a grafitti artist.  I actually sent my book back way ahead of the deadline, and look forward to the start of the tour this spring.















19 comments:

Patzee said...

I love your sketchbook journal! You filled it with very cool textures and great sketches while capturing the special tone of NYC! Now I am wondering what that librarian did to earn a wall full of graffiti.

Elena said...

How cool Eileen!!!! Isn't it a coincidence that we are now doing the Walls project!!! I love this!

SusanK said...

What a great journal!

Alicia said...

Eileen, it is hard to believe it has been a year since your last journal project! Your "Writing on the Wall" is just awesome and I could really imagine seeing the written words on the walls through your pages! *Hugs*

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Nancy Lynn said...

Love your Sketchbook journal. Great job as always. Lots of people will enjoy looking at it.

Bearcrazyman said...

Amazing!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Very cool!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Eileen!!! FABULOUS pages!!! SO FUN! :) I look forward to another year of journal posts from you!

teri said...

I see you brought your talent and your great good humor to these pages. Loved them!

artbyvic said...

Wonderful! I love all the texture & color!

Anonymous said...

Eileen,
You are so clever. Really enjoyed reading your book. So glad you shared this project with us last year and this.
Gail in Oklahoma

Dorothy said...

Very cool!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

That is so awesome Eileen......very cool pages....

PaulaJ said...

Sounds like a really fun project and I love the wall pages you did! I'll bet you had fun doing them. I'd love to see the showing of all the books. I'll be it is amazing.

Lori said...

Positively spectacular journal, friend! A great representation of where you live, I know people will love viewing it!

Amelia said...

love the different textures here and the written word as art! :)

I wanted to join in with it this year, but just felt I didn't have the time!n Maybe next year.

Amelia.x

inge said...

Hello Eileen,

finally got time to come over and have a look at your book !
This is "something completely different" that your book past year !
It shows a different side of you : much more sketching, text ... both informative and funny to read :)

greetings from belgium
Inge

Jennifer R.D. said...

HI Eileen,
Your sketchbook is so cool!
I chose the 'The Companion Book" theme.
I have 9 more pages to fill and then send in.
You rock, as usual!
I can't wait to see you at Keys!
What shall our signature drink be?
The mix-master needs to know !
Love ya,
Jen