My sketchbook is in Brooklyn!

Hi you guys! I am so happy — my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project made it safely to the Brooklyn Art Library today — yay! For a while there I didn’t know if I’d be able to get it done, but luckily we had an extension and I was able to finish it. (whew.)

My theme was “A Record Year for Rainfall” — I chose it because I have a thing for clouds. :)  When I signed up I thought we really were headed for a record year for rainfall, but we ended up below average, darn. So I thought about it awhile and then decided to sketch record players and make it all about favorite rainy day songs! Here’s a little peek at some of the pages — appropriately enough, it was cloudy when I took the photos.

In addition to the sketches, I just had to include some fabric, washi tape, little pieces of this and that, and stamping — of course! I used some stamps by Hero Arts, some by Lawn Fawn and I even carved my own — the one in the lower right corner.

All of the sketchbooks will go on tour starting in February — check out the tour dates to see if there’s a stop near you. I plan to go when the tour comes to Austin on March 12th — can’t wait to see what everyone came up with!

And! I made these little tear out calling cards, hope people take them and stop by to say “hi!”

Let me know if you plan to go!

Singin’ in the rain, just singin’ in the rain…what a glorious feelin’, I’m happy again! I’m laughing at clouds, so dark up above, the sun’s in my heart, and I’m ready for love…gosh I love that song.

Doo da doo doo,

16 Replies to “My sketchbook is in Brooklyn!”

  1. Hi Lisa! This is so cool! I didn’t know you were doing this until now and what a neat idea! Love each little photo you shared of your book! So fun!

  2. Lisa this turned out great!!! I love it and cannot wait to see it IRL! I am putting March 12 on my calendar. :-) And what are those adorable record players?? Did you draw those?!?! If so Hero needs to make them into stamps IMMEDIATELY! :-)

    1. Yep I drew the record players — using the markers I picked up when we were at Archiver’s! And they worked okay with copics, whew!!! :)

      I was going to add some glossy accents to the records but thought they’d make the pages warp too much…

      1. Oh my gosh Lisa, seriously – those are SO CUTE!!! I *love* how they turned out!!

  3. oh my goodness Lisa your sketchbook looks amazing!! I was going to try to do this project too but I”m glad I didn’t sign up now, i’ve had NO time. I wish I could get to see your whole notebook!!

    Amazing amazing work as always Lisa!! SOO CUTE!

  4. LISA!!!! I love it! I cannot wait to see it in person. I love the little girl splashing in the rain and of course all the clouds. YAH!!!

  5. It turned out great, and won’t it be fun to hear from those who tear off your little strips! You’ve thought of everything!

  6. Oooh, I love the tear-out idea! How clever are you?!

    I got a sketch book, then failed to follow through. At one point I thought I’d just cut snowflakes out of the pages, but then I failed to even do that. I think I’ll just look at OTHER people’s books from now on. :)

  7. What a wonderful project, Lisa and it was fun having a peek inside! It would be brilliant if the sketchbooks went on international tour, I’d love to see them! Your record players are adorable and the rain and moon stamp you created is fab. I’d love to know what the cute pink raindrops are singingsaying to each other!

    1. Hi Heather Maria! It’s hard to tell from the photo, but those are purple raindrops singing Prince’s “Purple Rain” ha ha! :)

  8. Your sketchbook looks AMAZING! I’m going to join this year! How cool that other people can browse the library :)

  9. That is so cool! Wish it weren’t so far away as I would love to go visit your sketchbook! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  10. Fantastic sketch book! The preview put a smile on my face. Can’t wait to thumb threw it. Marked my calendar. Thanks for educating me that this was happening.

  11. Sharon D from Canada says:

    Super cute and fun project, Lisa!!! I love the stripey rain boots and your record players are adorable!

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  13. While exploring your blog I arrived here (also read your bio). I, too, submitted a sketchbook (2011) and chose the same theme. I live in southern Arizona and when there are clouds in the sky here (which is almost never) it is cause for celebration. Noticed your math and CS background and just had to mention that I’ve spent the better part of my career working in a similar field. Just goes to show that all that “left brain/right brain” stuff doesn’t always apply!

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