Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Sketchbook Project: Saying Goodbye

"This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end, my only friend, the end...
I'll never look into your eyes...again
Can you picture what will be, so limitless and free
Desperately in need...of some...stranger's hand"
-The Doors, "The End"

I said goodbye to my sketchbook this week and sent it off to Brooklyn, New York to go on a tour across America with 28,835 other sketchbooks for The Sketchbook Project. I completed my goal of doodling for at least five minutes every day in November 2010, so for me, it was a success even though it's not as extravagant as sketchbooks by Marjolein, Ciera, AVey or Jessica.  

It's a plain and simple book, just black and white with bits of gray and tan. I had hoped to spend more time on it to add pops of color, but with me juggling several projects at once, my sketchbook project was pushed down to the bottom of my to do list several times and I rushed to create the cover and introduction pages.

I added the little poem from my first Sketchbook Project blog entry at the beginning of the book:

If I decide to sign up for this project again, I plan to take more time experimenting and also attempt to rebind the book with thicker pages. Even though my sketchbook will never be in my home again, I hope to one day visit it when it's nestled in the walls of the The Brooklyn Art Library...where it will stay forever.

Thanks for stopping by Snap.Scrap.Blog.Tweet to say goodbye to my sketchbook! If you didn't get a chance to look at all of my doodles, see them HERE or check out my Art House Coop page where you can see highlights from my sketchbook.


  1. Awesome Danielle!! What a fun adventure!

  2. That is such a cool idea! I love it! I hadn't heard of this before - what a wonderful concept.

  3. How cool is that! The sketchbook project is news to me.

  4. Danielle, I am so happy that you had this wonderful opportunity! Your sketchbook is awesome!

  5. I thoroughly enjoyed working on my sketchbook and since I don't own the hard copy anymore, I'm planning to create a coffee table scrapbook with the photos I do have. It'll probably be something simple and I'll share it here when it's complete.