Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Sketchbook Project 2012

Last year I stumbled upon Art House Co-op's "The Sketchbook Project", and immediately fell in love with the idea. This morning I signed up for the 2012 project, and I wanted to post the link here in case any of my fellow creative friends want to join up!

You can find The Sketchbook Project 2012 and its rules and terms here.

There are 40 or so themes to choose from, (including really open themes like 'untitled') so you'll have a good chance of giving yourself a theme to fit your own personality. I picked Time Traveler, and I will be sharing my pages here as I go. I encourage other folks to join! My friends who have participated in this project really enjoyed it and it made them draw subjects they might not have ever considered as they worked to fill their pages through their theme.

In other news, we visited Preston, Kaela, and Megan in LA for Easter weekend. I have been working the past week or so on Freak Show posters for Preston and Kaela's circus themed wedding on May 20th. (Which is one reason nothing has been posted in a bit, I'm sorry. I don't want to show the work here because we'd all like them to be a surprise to guests on the big day! Afterwards, I will share!)

Preston and I relaxing on the porch at Megan's house.

Ryan and I at the Santa Monica Pier.

As the world watches the Royal Wedding, those in the know are closely
following the wedding of this lovely couple, Preston and Kaela! 

Megan and I out to lunch with Ryan and Preston at Venice Beach.

It was so, so wonderful to spend time with them. Megan and I delighted in the fact that soon we will be sister in laws. Preston and Ryan bonded over a Goofy Movie. Kaela shared her amazingly beautiful and oh-so-dang-tasty cupcakes with us. (Kaela works for The Frosted Cupcakery in Hollywood, CA and can be seen here demonstrating their deliciousness on the KCAL9 LA morning news show).

Ryan and I once again got to dreaming about finally moving to Southern California. We love our Washington friends, but it would be really wonderful to live closer to Megan, Preston, and Kaela--actual family and near-actual family. The weather is beautiful, the opportunities for Ryan's profession are grand--and heck, I just want to work at the cupcakery! Maybe someday.

For the meantime, we'll settle for getting married there in August. We've got our sights set on the Santa Monica Pier for a location, now we're just looking into whether or not we would need a permit!


  1. When I went to California in 2002 I fell in LOVE with Venice Beach. The boardwalk is just so amazing, with everything you could possibly want on one side of you, and a beautiful beach and ocean view on the other.

    Not to mention the rollerskating singing Jamaican guy playing a guitar as he rollerskated down the boardwalk. He was pretty awesome, too, and helped make the entire experience for me kind of surreal.

    The Sketchbook Project looks really interesting, but I don't think anything I doodle is really worth sharing unless it's on my blog. I'm not really a 'sketcher' or an artist. I just like playing with crayons and colored pencils, and stick figures. But I def can't wait to see what you come up with!

  2. The Jamaican guy playing guitar and rollerskating was there last weekend, too!


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