The Sketchbook Project | Last Pages in the Grids & Lines sketchbook

iHanna's Sketchbook Project 2010
I filled this red Moleskine sketchbook with “mostly collage and questions” about grids and lines, which was my theme. Today’s post is the last one about this sketchbook also known as “the Sketchbook Project sketchbook”. I almost get nostalgic while looking at these photos…

iHanna's Sketchbook Project 2010
My personal library card.

iHanna's Sketchbook Project 2010
Green sky on a cloudy day, a favorite pen keeper + gift from my friend Maria.

Writing Lines
Writing lines and little red dots that are lady bugs. What, dots?

iHanna's Sketchbook Project 2010
Detail photo of the lady bug illustration. Dots in the grids and lines book? Am I going crazy you ask? Well the image had to be there so my thoughts turned it into another question: What happens when you connect the dots?

Answer: you get a grid of lines!

iHanna's Sketchbook Project 2010
Vertical lines of the now filled sketchbook.

Last page of the project done
The last page has a piece from one of my dad’s daily crosswords, maybe as a reminder that facts and information often are presented in the form of rigid school systems, grids and straight lines. And that it’s time to break free from this sketchbook and start a new adventure…

Feel free to visit my sketchbook at the Brooklyn Library in the US, or the whole set here;

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8 Responses to The Sketchbook Project | Last Pages in the Grids & Lines sketchbook

  1. April Cole says:

    Oh, this is so inspiring! Many thanks for sharing your sketchbook!
    I signed up for the tour 2011, what a journey so far. I love receiving a text every time someone opens by sketchbook… incredible, chills run up my spin! :]

  2. laurie b says:

    i, too, really enjoyed participating in the sketchbook project. i love the approach you took and wish i could check out your book but it is not going to be near me. it has been so inspiring, though, to see the photos of it.

  3. iHanna says:

    Thanks April & Laurie, so glad you are inspired by my book. I am so glad I took the time to scan and photograph it before I sent it of to the exhibition, if I hadn’t I wouldn’t remember it as well. Would looove to go to the exhibition too, but yeah, very much too far away for me! :-)

  4. This is great ihanna! I loved being able to be taken through your sketchbook project piece on the slideshow. Great stuff..well done. Its been a fun project…and allowed us all to see peoples work from around the world. Good luck with new work.

  5. TJ says:

    Hanna, this is beautiful to see it in video format! You did a magnificent job incorporating so many different versions of grids and lines. I loved the sewing patterns, the stitching patterns, the building plans. Truly brilliant.

    You were smart to scan and make your own video. I paid extra for them to do it and I still haven’t gotten my file!

    Your arty pal in germany,

  6. Chris says:

    Hanna, I have to tell you that this sketchbook fills me with awe. You have lines, grids, and drawings and you’ve made action and arrows, your own little box to write in, and this is so clean and still fun and active!

  7. sarah-anne says:

    A sketchbook theme is a neat idea. I’ve never considered that. I’ve always just drawn randomly. It might be neat to grab one and actually work with one coherent theme and see what I come up with. A new creative project for next month:)

  8. Seth says:

    Wonderful sketchbook. So sorry I missed it when the exhibit opened in Brooklyn. Perhaps I will have another chance to see it when all the books return home to New York after the tour.

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