The Spiva Sketchbook Project is a year-long project. I signed up last summer and got my sketchbook in September. The books are fairly small, just 8 1/2" X 5". The books cannot exceed 1" thick. I was nervous about signing up for the project, because I was afraid that I would not make it a priority and I would just quit. But I've actually been pushing myself to work in the sketchbook. I don't have to submit it until August, but I've got a fair amount of the book filled up.
The paper in this particular moleskin is quite thin. It isn't ideal for two sided images because whatever you put on one page shows through the page behind it. As a result, I have filled my book with special watercolor paper, thick collages and all sorts of things I have found in magazines over the last 6 months.
It has been fun to carry the book around and have it with me when I am in meetings and stuff. Knowing that there is a deadline means that I actually have to follow through with the little sketches and ideas that I usually just doodle on the edge of a handout and throw away later.
I am really glad that I signed up for the project and it has inspired me to keep a book every year. When I turn this one in, I really want to start another one.
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