Sketchbook Project 2012


The Sketchbook Project. Three little words that consumed my life for the past 4 months. It was an idea that was developed by the Brooklyn Art Library This project became my life for so long… that now that it’s not there… it’s like there’s something missing. It’s hard to put a finger on it, but it’s almost the pressure to become creative drove me to produce something that I am actually proud of. A lot of the times, when you rush and have the pressure to create, it never ends up being what you want it to be. But instead with the Sketchbook Project, it transformed. So while the finished product was not what I was expecting, it developed to be more than I had hoped for. So now, in April, I will register myself again for the Sketchbook Project 2013.

My theme for it was “Encyclopedia of…” At first I had the idea of using algorithms, ones that are used every day and can be artistically shown and described; like red and black trees, the knapsack algorithm or the traveling salesman. But as time went on, I knew there was something missing. While at T.A.N. for a coffee house, I started drawing. My mood was less then wonderful so my sketches became chaotic and messy. I knew then that my sketchbook’s theme had to let me include this way of drawing. So it officially became Chaotic Scribbles and Fine Lines. The results speak for itself. Soon, I’m hoping I’ll be able to go online and see my sketchbook digitalized. I have the call number. 141.7-3

This success, has helped me see that I would love to be creative artistically for a long time. To become better at it. It’s the part of me that keeps me sane. That keeps the crazy at arms length and let’s me continue on my day. Because at the end of the day, if I’m not happy or I’m not proud of the work I do… then why do it?


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