Tuesday, January 11, 2011

List it Tuesday 1/11 - making an index


I'm just getting used to my Photoshop Elements, and made this layered image.  The background is a keyword index for my Sketchbook Project 2011 book.  Can you tell I'm an organizing fanatic?  I numbered all the pages, except for the blank ones in the back.  You gotta have the pages numbered if you're making an index!  The sketchbook was mailed yesterday (deadline, postmark January 15th.)   

For those of you who don't know about the Sketchbook Project, it was developed by the Art House Co-op.  One of many projects they organized.  Their description: "It's like a concert tour, but with sketchbooks."  There were different themes to choose from; I selected Adhere To Me

This was a great opportunity for me.  I was able to confront all those fears of not being good enough, messing up the journal, wasting my money (there was a fee), and downright embarrassing myself.  The first few pages were a bit "lame" but after a while, I got the hang of using different materials.  I can see a big change in my pages from the start to the finish.

The sketchbooks will be exhibited across the country, traveling to Portland (ME), Chicago, DC, Atlanta, Winter Park (FL), Austin, San Francisco, and Seattle.  "After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view."  This feels like being published, having my book on someone's library shelf.  A dream of mine. 

You can check out some more great lists at artsyville here

7 comments:

Splendid Little Stars said...

That is so cool! I would have loved to have participated in this project. However, I've had trouble keeping up with my own life this past year. I do hope you show us more of your pages. I love how you've just plunged into art journaling. You are an inspiration!!

Erika said...

I just read about this project last week--it seems so great! I think it is wonderful that you confronted your fears and went after it.

Karen M said...

Congratulations on finishing the project. It's quite a committment.

S.E.Minegar said...

this is so cool! congrats on your traveling/future library piece! you will be archived...forever! rock on!

BeadedTail said...

That sounds so interesting! Congratulations on not letting your fears stop you from particiapting in such a great project!

cath c said...

i love attempts at getting organized and do things like index my journals from time to time. alas, it never lasts!

aimee said...

indexing pages = great idea! i hope i get to see this traveling exhibit!

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