thanks to brandi at not your average ordinary for posting about this amazing project - it's called the sketchbook project. basically, you sign up, are mailed a sketchbook and then fill it (with a theme in mind) and send it back by the due date. then your book goes on tour and ends up in the permanent collection of the brooklyn art library. how freaking cool is that???
i love this idea - for me, a sketchbook is SO personal. i don't know what it is about it. it's not like a diary with a ton of deep dark secrets. it just ends up being one of the items i use the most to jot notes in, figure out detailed projects, work on print designs....i spend a lot of time working in it. this would be a good exercise for me to really push myself to be open & honest in what i create, knowing that (potentially) tons of people will see it. check out the website here for more information.
in the meantime, i'm going to go sign up!