For those of you wondering about the sudden influx of actual drawings with actual effort put into them, you can blame the Art House Co-op's Sketchbook Project. I signed up and got my book months ago, but by virtue of simple laziness I did not draw much in it. To my horror, the January 15 deadline is now fast approaching, so I'm working to fill it up.
This month, gentle reader, you will be getting a lot more half-baked drawings than you ever hoped to receive! I'm hoping to do some weird collages from pages of all those copies of National Geographic I have lying around, too. I might not manage to fill this thing up, but that's what I'm hoping for. After the deadline, the sketchbooks are assembled into an exhibit that will be going on tour to a few cities. If you're in or near Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Winter Park, FL; Washington, DC; Brooklyn, NY; or Portland, ME--and I know some of you are--you can go flip through my little book in person.
The Sketchbook Project is closed for this year, but my writer/artist friends may be interested in the Fiction Project. It is a very similar concept, but with storytelling using writing and/or art. Like the Sketchbook Project, it goes on tour after the books are sent in, too.