Enso and the Haiku
The Sketchbook Project sponsored by The Art House Gallery library will house sketchbooks by artists from around the world. Visitors to the exhibit will receive library cards and be able to view the books at exhibitions around the country. The goal of the project is to create a giant collective of sketchbooks from around the globe and make it accessible to everyone. The Project was featured on CNN and the library will be touring across the country. My sketchbook this year will not be touring the country. Nor will it be on permanent display in New York.
Let me explain. I love creating these books. Every time I show my daughter my book, she says "Oh mom, don't send it on tour and then to stay in NY!" Well, this year she got her way. My sketchbook theme was storybook and I wrote a story about my canary Enso and dedicated it to my new granddaughter, Aven. When my daughter saw this book, she loved it and wanted to keep the book to give to Aven when she grows up. What could I say?
My entire illustrated storybook is available for viewing at Enso and the Haiku.