If you’re looking for a unique Value Project idea, check out The Sketchbook Project. Whether you’re an established artist or a working mom with scant artistic ability (ahem) or a young woman looking for a fun way to complete a Personal Progress requirement, I’m telling you, this is a fantastic idea.
Here’s how it works. You pick a theme and order a sketchbook. They mail it to you. You fill it with art, doodles or what have you. You send it back (usually by January 15 each year) and your super duper fantastic sketchbook becomes part of a literal (and sometimes traveling) library of sketchbooks.
Your sketchbook will go on tour.
Your sketchbook can be checked out at the sketchbook library.
Your sketchbook gets its own bar code so you can see who’s looking at it.
Now, how is that not completely awesome?
You don’t have to be an “artist” to participate. Your sketchbook will not be juried. This is just a way to express your thoughts, feelings, hopes, dreams, fears and love for chocolate (or whatever) in a creative way.
I’m thinking this would make for a great Divine Nature or Individual Worth Value Project idea. Not to exclude the boys (or moms, ahem) this is a great idea for anyone. For a smaller-scale challenge, the same organization offers monthly sketchbook projects (with monthly themes).
Here’s a sampling of past sketchbook art:
everything is the same, by Wendy Cook
And Suddenly…#23, by Nicolas Healy (see, boys can do it too!)
Solvent Transfer and Ink, by thermion7
From a million little, by Ashley Ivey.
What would you put in your sketchbook?