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2011 Sketchbook Homecoming: Thank You for Celebrating With Us!

Greetings, Art House Friends! 

We wanted to shout out a big “Thank You!” to all of you who came out to celebrate the Sketchbook 2011 Tour Homecoming at the Brooklyn Art Library this weekend! Saturday was an especially gorgeous day in Brooklyn, and we couldn’t have wished for a sweeter crowd of artists, friends, & passers-by for an evening of perusing the library shelves and checking out the Sketchbooks! It was a very fitting celebration to welcome home the Project after six months of road-tripping across 10 different cities. We had such fun meeting you all, and we even set up a photo-booth at the Library to capture some nostalgic memories from the evening.

We also had the pleasure of meeting with a number of participants from last year’s Project, and had the opportunity to get to know them a little better by asking them a few questions about their Sketchbook Project experience….

Who are you? Laura Stitzel www.lauradraws.com

Where are you from? Melbourne Australia… but at the moment I live in Queens, NY.

What do you do? I’m an animator and illustrator, mainly I do backgrounds for animated stuff, like TV shows and interactive web stuff. Also I watch films and eat licorice. That’s about it.

Why did you sign up for the Sketchbook Project? Because I wanted to draw more stuff in my own style (not for a client) and the deadline was good motivation!

Who are you? Lele Gestoso Saa

Where are you from? Spain - a little coast city in the northwest of Spain called Vigo. But I’ve been living in Madrid since 2000.

What do you do? I’m an advertising art director.

Why did you sign up for the Sketchbook Project? I thought and still think it is a great idea to sketch without any commercial pressure. I felt quite confident drawing what came to my mind freely.

Who are you? Sherry Field

Where are you from? Brooklyn, NY

What do you do? Fashion artist and FIT Faculty (Fashion Design Department)

What did you get out of taking part in the Project? It a was very rewarding experience.

Who are you? Dan Alvarado

Where are you from? Brooklyn, NY

Why did you sign up for the Sketchbook Project? The global impact this project has. I recognized the exposure from the first couple of Sketchbook Projects. And I thought that it would be awesome to take part in a big project.

What did you get out of taking part in the Project? I learned not to do your sketchbook at the last minute. Kidding aside, I took much joy in creating a sketchbook out of a theme. And I also expanded my creativity to fit in as many ideas as I could in an 180 page book.

Cheers, guys! Pop back here during the week to meet some more artists from the 2011 Project. Thanks so much again for dropping by and celebrating with us. Here’s to 2012…

Much love,

The Art House Crew.

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