Yes, this sketchbook is pictured next to an actual US stamp. Yes, this sketchbook is this small… tiny actually! Based on the cover image, can you find the book in the travel suitcase shown here? Comment below! 😉
Late November 2018 I visited my own work in The Brooklyn Art Library.
In this video, I read a few pages from my illustrated journal: Dorky Doodle Darlings ^prepare to Visit NYC.
I encourage anyone visiting NYC to visit The Brooklyn Art Library. This is a place to sit down, get quiet and fall into the hearts and creative beings that shared their small slice of humanity in a shared sketchbook.
I visited the library with a childhood friend.
We sat at the tables, reading book after book. We found ourselves in awe of the stories on the pages of the sketchbooks. The act of holding the art, reading and viewing page after page, felt like an act of intimacy with strangers. I thought to myself, where else could I sit and be this close to the stories of others? People sharing the most lovely stories or giving us a glimpse of their daily activity. As I turned the pages of different books, the work of young and old alike touched my heart.
I found work of artists that went beyond the given sketchbook. Many made new books with stronger watercolor paper or used cloth and stitching. Every book giving away details of the life of the human that created the work.
The Brooklyn Art Library is the perfect place to fall in love with the creative work of others.
I give The Brooklyn Art Library my full endorsement!
PS. The printed version of my sketchbook sold out. To view the digital version click here. Stay tuned in 2019 for more illustrated journals. I love making them—and sharing my work!
The sketchbook, Dorky Doodle Darlings ^prepare to Visit NYC, that I made for The Sketchbook Project is on tour, again! This time in Atlanta, GA.
Dorky Doodle Darlings ^prepare to Visit NYC is an illustrated Journal by Suzanne Gibbs. This little book of illustrations with a silly story about doodle darlings that are going to NYC but don’t yet realize they will be living in in NYC! Now they go to visit Atlanta, GA—this part wasn’t even IN the story!!!!