The Sketchbook Project

Six years ago I participated in The Sketchbook Project by the Brooklyn Art Library for the first time. I enjoyed it, but at the time I wasn’t a regular Sketchbook user, and I actually found it difficult to fill that little book.

Since then, I have become an aficionado of the Sketchbook (see my post from last year about Sketchbooks and Journals) and last year I discovered that the Brooklyn Art Library had produced an inspiring and fascinating book about the project :

I absolutely ADORE seeing the Sketchbooks of other artists, it’s fascinating to see others process and I get inspired by different techniques and ideas.

In fact I have quite a collection of books about artists Sketchbooks and follow a variety of blogs on the subject.

So I figured I should once again participate in the project, to give a little back and hopefully inspire someone in the process!

The books have got a lot smaller and a lot more expensive (our exchange rate and postage costs mean this has cost me nearly $100, and I haven’t even posted it back yet!).


I thought I would share with you all the pages of my TSP Sketchbook before I parcel it up and send it to New York….

If you’ve made it this far, then you obviously like see Sketchbooks as much as me! Thanks for joining me in my travels through this book.

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4 Responses to The Sketchbook Project

  1. Amy says:

    So inspiring! I’ve just looked through your instagram pics coz you liked my sketchbook pic on instagram (@rands2014) and now looking at this blog post I’m even more inspired! You’re sketchbook is awesome 🙂 The deadlines looming so thanks for motivating me to get my pencils and paints out today lol x

    • Aixie says:

      Thanks Amy!
      I had to push myself towards the end- I need to get my book in the post in the next couple of days if I’m going to get it there by the deadline!
      I’m so pleased I’ve inspired you, and thanks for commenting xxx

      • Amy says:

        I hope you get it posted in time! I think my deadlines mid-Feb so if I do a page everyday I should make it lol. It’s one of those things where the idea is fab and I can’t wait to do it but then I think way too much about what to put in it to the point where I don’t do anything! I’m trying to be a little more impulsive…
        Have you paid to have yours digitized? Xxx

      • Aixie says:

        I’m familiar with that scenario!!!!
        My advice? Just launch yourself at it! Even if you do pages you’re not happy with, keep going…. I went back to pages I didn’t like once I’d finished and added to them until I was happy.
        I haven’t paid to have my book digitised, not yet anyway ( you can do it later apparently), it has already cost me a fortune!
        In fact it was one of the reasons for this post – it’s a digital record of my book.
        I can’t wait to see what else you do with yours …. I’ll keep following your progress on IG!!!!

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