My Sketchbook Project – Mystery Maps of my Father


I signed up to create a sketchbook for this traveling exhibit of sketchbooks. Over 28,000 people from 94 countries have signed up to do this! The deadline to postmark our sketchbooks is January 15, 2011. I have been working like mad over the holiday to finish my book. I’m not quite done, but I see the end in sight. When I signed up for the project in October, I chose the theme “Mystery Maps”. It sounded juicy to me.

The day I received my sketchbook, I had a realization: after my father’s death, I asked for one thing that belonged to him – his satchel of maps. He began traveling around the US after he retired from teaching and collected maps from all the places he visited. That bag of maps sat in my closet for seven years. I knew immediately that I would use the book to explore my dad’s travels. This is the cover of my book. You can see my artist profile for the project here. I’ll post more info about this project later, right now I have to get back to work on it!!

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