Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

The Sketchbook Project 2011- cover
When I signed up to participate in the Sketchbook Project toward the end of last year, I initially wanted the theme "nightmare." Due to the fact that theme was no longer available, I chose the theme "boys and girls." In retrospect, I am glad this happened because it caused me to stretch myself a bit and re-evaluate what I wanted to do with my book. I ended up deciding to make paper art dolls of various kinds, a boy and a girl of each kind of doll. The dolls are attached to the pages of my book with strips of paper, folded accordion style, to create a sort of pop-up book effect. I really enjoyed exploring this theme and am excited to have participated in the Sketchbook Project for a second year.

The Sketchbook Project 2011- cover
cover of my book

The Sketchbook Project 2011- title page
title page

The Sketchbook Project 2011- nesting dolls
nesting dolls

The Sketchbook Project 2011- ballet dancers
ballet dancers

The Sketchbook Project 2011- kokeshi

The Sketchbook Project: clowns

The Sketchbook Project 2011- birds

The Sketchbook Project: last two pages of my book
last two pages of my book

The last two pages include an excerpt from the song "Breakable" by Ingrid Michaelson,

"Have you ever thought about what protects our hearts?
Just a cage of rib bones and other various parts.
We are so fragile
and our cracking bones make noise, 
we are just breakable girls and boys."