Saturday, October 16, 2010

Creative thoughts!

Earlier this year Elsie Flannigan had a DIY post on her blog on covering moleskine books.  Since finding about the sketchbook project, I am wanting to finally complete this project.  I found the adhesive I had bought for this project but now can't find the moleskine books & material I bought for it.  I need to look a little more and I am sure I will find them!

There are so many styles of the moleskine books that I didn't know existed.  I found one on the moleskin website for a wellness journal.  I need this!  Then I also saw one called a Japanese moleskine that folds out.  Pretty cool if you want to have it like a book but yet you can open it up for one big scene.  I think I need to fill up the one I bought before getting any new ones.  :-)

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

The more and more I think about the sketchbook project, the more I think I might need to give it a try!  It would be cool to have one of my sketchbooks travel the world.  To bad I wasn't going with it!  I went to Hobby Lobby today and bought me a book about drawing 3D.  I liked doing perspective drawing in school but when it came to drawing a still life, it was a no go!  When I looked at other drawing books, it seemed more for someone who already knew the basics.  I thought I might check out the local library on some drawing books.  I also found out when they have the drawing class at HL.  I need to check my work schedule and then sign up for one!  I think working with someone first hand will be helpful.  The before and after pics of what the students can draw gives me hope!  :-)

The one thing that bothers me about the sketchbook project is you don't get your book back.  You can pay an extra $20 for them to digitize it and it might show up on the Brooklyn Art Library website.  I thought I might try to scan or take pictures of my book myself.  If I do this, I might just make it a feature on my blog of the trials and tribulations of making my first sketch book!  

I am off to get in my PJ's and hunt for my moleskine books I bought earlier this year.


1 comment:

Amooretto said...

I would love to find Composition books that are blank pieces of paper inside. Then I'd love to cover them with fabric! I would soooo use them for my to-do's!! Thanks for the inspiration!