This is simple for me, but I feel it's done. Click on any photo for more detail.
Lately, I have had questions in regards to this project from some who are (or were) considering signing up and participating in this project themselves. I am going to share the questions I received via email, and my answers - in case you are wondering the same things too!
"Do you think you’ll be okay with “letting it go” next year, when it’s chock-full of all your wonderful stuff? Or is the possible regret of giving it up outweighed by the idea that it will be “out there” to be shared with others?" I replied: I am already okay with letting the sketchbook go. It is a weird thing, but I would guess because I make a lot of art, I don’t want to/can’t keep as much art as I make. And because I can scan or photograph my work to remind me of it and what I have done, I really don’t need to physically keep it. I am actually happy to be sharing my art and then sending it off as part of this huge collaborative. I will have no regrets! I think it is the most amazing thing and I can’t believe they have over 10,000 participants (including you!!). I did opt for the digitized sketchbook and I liked that I could receive comments via the bar code/ checking the book in and out. But my basic idea is that I am going to put myself and my art into this sketchbook and send it out into the world on purpose, to share myself and my art with the world (or with whomever thinks my sketchbook looks interesting!)
"I am curious though, can you do pretty much any art form in your book, excluding the items listed in the rules, or is it geared towards sketching, painting, etc. (mostly flat medium)?" I replied: yes! You can do pretty much any form of art in the sketchbook; it does not have to be sketching. The best information is here for the basics: http://arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject - and then go here for the rules: http://arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject/rules
As I understand it though, “Your book must remain within the dimensions of 5.5 x 8.5 inches. It can open up to something wonderful (of any size), but it must fold down to the original dimensions. You are welcome to unbind, rebind or alter the book in (almost) any other way. If you want to use a thicker stock of paper, go for it”. I don’t believe it has to stay flat, just the same size height & width. I am very excited to be part of this amazing project!