Sketchbook Project 2011 was in Chicago last weekend. For 4 glorious day 10,000 books were on exhibit in Hyde Park Art Center. Of course, I spent a lot of time there: to get my hands on my friends’ books and see them in person, to see new sketchbooks, and to reunite with my own while it was back in town.
I checked out my book and discovered that it needed some minor repairs, a couple of things got unglued. The next day I brought glue, tape and scissors and made the repairs right then and there to much delight of artists and visitors nearby.
Some sketchbooks I saw:
Carol King‘s book along with my favorite portrait from my own book
I was delighted David could come and see my work as well as a number of other books.
I saw many more books, but it was impossible to document all that I saw as the crowd was so dense.
All in all it was a success!
It is finished. Not another stage that is finished, but the entire book is completely, wholly, absolutely finished! And gone. In the mail to Art House Library, Brooklyn, NY.
Here are the front and back covers that I have just made:
And here’s my wonderful UPS man holding it:
I am exhilarated, sad and relieved. What a ride it was!