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Sketchbook Project in Chicago

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.

Myself with my sketchbook and Shane, an Art House and Sketchbook project co-founder

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

Vin Ganapathy of NYC and Debra Morris of Hong Kong

Joe Tomlison and Jeff Wrench, self-portraits

Nicola of PointyPix and Becky

Critters from two other books I loved

And finally…

David with his portrait!

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!

Sketchbook in the mail

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!

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