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The Sketchbook Project 2015: Before and After…

April 1st, 2015 · 9 Comments

Every year we join in The Sketchbook Project, it is a project with the Brooklyn Art Gallery that sends folk all over the world a moleskin type notebook to fill in and return. We have been doing this project for a number of years, it is really our most fun creative project each year and we look forward to it again and again…

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The Sketchbook Project 2015

This arrived way back in December… and usually it is due in the first week of January, for some reason we were given three extra months to fill it in before returning it to its library. Plenty of time to work on it… slow and steady and all that!!!

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Well who actually works like that, it wasn’t until the deadline arrived this week that we leaped into gear and we have been crazily busy making and creating…Our Instagram feed has been filled with sketchbook project pictures all week…

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In the past we have worked on each spread… and once it was finished moved on to the next one… this year we tried a different approach.

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We tried to get something onto each page, fill in the background – anything really, just something onto each page. After that game all the sticking and gluing… and then only a wander through with a black marker. We could have done more of course, this is the sort of project that there is always more you can do… but by having something on each page and layering the project throughout we were able to simplify and strategise on the final day – always a good thing when the deadline is looming!!!

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The Before and After Book:

This year’s book is called “BEFORE and AFTER” it was going to be a book filled with recycling projects, but as it got going other “before and after” events started creeping in to the pages and an entirely different book emerged…

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Previous SketchBook Projects

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SketchBook 2014: The King’s Finder

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SketchBook 2013: The Travelogue

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SketchBook 2012: The Companion Book

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SketchBook 2011: A Day in the Life.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Marcia (123 blog) // Apr 1, 2015 at 9:56 am

    This is TOO FABULOUS for words!!! I love it!
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  • 2 Christi {Jealous Hands} // Apr 1, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    It would be hard to say this is my favorite sketchbook yet, because goodness I have loved them all… but you know, it just might be! Fantastic work, gang!

  • 3 Tiffany W. // Apr 1, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Great job! I love all the peek-a-boo spots & pockets.

  • 4 se7en // Apr 2, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Oh Tiffany, Thank you so much. So glad you enjoyed it, I had so many more ideas all saved and ready for next year!!! Hope you have a fantastic long weekend!!!

  • 5 se7en // Apr 2, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Oh Christi, you are just so good to us, it is so much easier to work hard at a project when you know someone is cheering you on!!! Hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend!!!

  • 6 se7en // Apr 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Oh Marcia, Thank you, it was so much fun, abandoned the world for a couple of days and went for it. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!

  • 7 Thrisha // Apr 4, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Your children are so creative and intelligent! what a incrediable scrapbook!

  • 8 se7en // Apr 5, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Thank you so much Thrisha, I am so glad that you enjoyed it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

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