Oh I do love a good idea, and this is one of the best! A travelling sketchbook!
Let me go back to the beginning….
A while ago I was inspired to make sketchbooks from odd bits and pieces of paper that I had drawn on, practised watercolour washes on, started paintings on and so on. I offered them to blogging friends and sent about half a dozen around the world. One was to Kate in Northern Queensland. (You can read more about the original idea here.)
Earlier this year Kate and I had a chance to meet up in Melbourne. When she got home she sent me back the sketchbook with delightful additions. This was one, and you can see all the pages in my post from earlier in the week.
Though the comments in that post Kate came up with the brilliant idea of having a travelling sketchbook. She even came up with the awesome name
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook
So, would you like to be part of the Sisterhood? [And men are welcome too!]
What would you have to do?
- Add to the sketchbook when it comes in the post to you. Draw, write, collage, sew, paste in a photograph ~ whatever you would like to contribute. There would be no rules, no themes, just a heartfelt contribution.
- Post it onto the next person on the list and notify them that it is on the way. The sketchbook will probably be small enough to go as a letter.
- Perhaps a blog post when it arrives or leaves you. That would be nice, but not a requirement.
- Hmmm, I think that is it. If there is more, let me know in the comments.
Too easy! If you would like to be involved, don’t feel that what you put in has to be perfect. This is about the connections we make through the journey of the sketchbook. It will become a work of art because of that.
I am going to include a world map so that we can mark its journey. Wouldn’t it be good to see it travel right around the world!
So, let’s chat in the comments. If you are going to be part of the Sisterhood send me an email with your address to firstname.lastname@example.org
[Also, don’t forget that I am offering a 10% discount on my paintings and drawings in my Etsy shop AnneLawsonArt. I am only offering it to blog readers and until the end of April. Follow the link to the shop and use the coupon code APRIL16 at the checkout.]