This amazing building in Canada Water in London was home to The Sketchbook Project 2012 (European entries) for a week from 12th October till 19th October.  I’ve participated with The Sketchbook Project for 2 years, 3 projects, which consisted of ‘The Sketchbook Project 2011 – Down Your Street’, ‘The Sketchbook Project 2012 –  Travel with Me’ and a ‘Limited Edition Sketchbook Project’.  These projects have kept me inspired over the last couple of years after returning home from my travels.

Art House Co-op are the geniuses that run ‘The Sketchbook Project’ and are based way over in Brooklyn at The Brooklyn Art Library.  There is something nice about completing a sketchbook and then sending it off to live its life somewhere else.  The 2012 books, however, made it back to London with a world tour that Art House Co-op put on.  This gave us over here (aka not in America) a chance to look through some of the books that fellow participants had entered.  You can find all of the participants on the Art House Co-op website, and most have had their books digitized so you can look through them without having to be in Brooklyn!

I can happily anounce that one of my sketchbooks from these projects has been selected for the ‘A Landmark and A Mission Tour’ which travels from Pittsburgh to Ann Arbor and then to Cleveland.

If you get a chance to visit my sketchbook, where ever it may be, do get in touch and let me know.


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