new sketches

I've already started to fill up one of my new sketchbooks I bought in Brooklyn.  Here's the evidence...

I get excited once a new book has been broken in.  Sometimes it can be a lot of pressure to mark that first page of a new book.  I usually skip the first few pages, but this time I started right on the front cover!  surprised myself.  Think about a time you've surprised yourself and remember that next time you're facing a 'blank page'.


Opening night in Brooklyn

Our trip to the Brooklyn Art Library for the Sketchbook Opening was fabulous!  Luckily we got there early to check it out.  The space is beautiful, very organized and there were great goodies for sale, like blank sketchbooks, which of course I found two more I HAD to buy. 
All the books were catalogued and behind a rope.   With a library card you can check out two sketchbooks at a time.   Tommy and I looked at around 20 books.  The smell in the air was sweet from the chocolatier next door, it lured us over to all that chocolate goodness.  It was like Willy Wonka's factory next door.  After our chocolate break we went back in for more sketchbooks.  There was such a variety of books and talent it's almost overwhelming.  I wish I could look at every single one of them. 

It got so packed opening night, there was standing room only.  People came from all over.  I was surprised how many people there hadn't made a sketchbook but were there to look at them or had come to look at a friends book.  We went back the next day to enjoy some more books.   What fun!


Click here to see if if the tour is coming near you.  If you'd like to see my book just give them my name 'Jen Meyer' and the category 'If you lived here'.  Or check out some pictures of it from this post.