Sketchbook Project

I am happy to report that after a solid two years of slacking off on art-making, I've finally completed a major art project. This weekend, my sketchbook will open at the Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Project exhibition! The Sketchbook Project Limited Edition Vol. 1 is a collaborative series of art books created by 5,000 artists from around the world, including yours truly. I dabbled in collage, paint, colored pencil, and even sewing for my book. My theme was "Time and the Way We Travel." Here's a glimpse...

The art opening is actually on the evening of my birthday, which is pretty cool, even if we can't physically be in NY for it. The experience of making art under a looming deadline was challenging, but it really lit a fire under my ass to prioritize getting creative again on a more normal basis. Sometimes it's difficult to keep up with personal artistic endeavors because my day-job is so hectic, but after this experience I'm going to make a real effort to change that! Whether I'm blogging here, dreaming up new recipes and baking my little heart out, sketching while I enjoy my weekend coffee, or curating a gallery, making time for my many creative outlets is so vital for a healthy, happy life.