Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sketchbook Theme: "Down Your Street"

So there are themes from which to choose for the sketchbook.  I chose, "Down Your Street."  That is all the limitation there is.  I figured, why not start with a map?  So...I drew a map.  And then I started filling it in with my own feelings about my street.  Well, about my whole neighborhood.  Here is the result.  The photo isn't great, but until I figure out a better way to shoot these pages, it's all there is.  You can click on it to enlarge.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Sketchbook Project - Take II

The kids are gone to their respective schools and are happily settled.   The Attorney and I are in a wonderful place in our lives.  We've hit a rhythm.  And it's slow.  In August, I had three photographs in a local show.  Right now, I have my first "different" project going.  You can read about it here.  The opening was a couple of Fridays ago, and the show comes down this Friday.  I learned a lot.  I'll do it again next year, but with improvements.
Now, I have found a similar, but much larger project.  I'm going to start it soon.  Like tonight.  Or tomorrow.  Or this weekend.  It has to be mailed in January, and it has many, many pages.  Some will be photographs, some will be poetry, some will be calligraphy.  I think.  But I'm not sure.  But y'all, here's the thing:
I'M SCARED.  I have no self-confidence when it comes to this.  So I hope you'll follow my progress, and maybe, just maybe, someone will live near one of the shows and you'll see it next year.
Help me, wouldja?  I need encouragement.
So here's the beginning.  Wish me luck.