Lost Sketchbook

I illustrated this sketchbook/journal in January and February to enter in the Rozelle Artists Guild’s  Project Sketchbook in Memphis, Tennessee.  I spent the first 46 years of my life there before moving to Portland in 2006.  The sketchbooks are hand-stitched by the Guild.  Mine was lost in the mail and has yet to be found, so I wasn’t a part of the show after all.  They are having an Encore Viewing of the books tonight, May 18th, so I thought I’d do an encore post of my digital copies of it. (Note added 5/19: I just got a comment from my friend and artist Mary Jo Karimnia that the sketchbook has been found and is on display.  Yay!  It kind of fits my turtle personality — I’m slow, but I get there.)

Inside cover
Page 3
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Rivers of procrastination
Jungle of Memory
Valentine crayons & ink
Back inside cover — I repeated my name because they had me listed as Jay Corcoran
The display itself is kind of cool.  They had the sketchbooks on the wall so you can browse through them.  Mine, however, you can only see here on line.  The original is composting quietly in some post office.  I understand a few others were lost and they’re reorganzing their entry system.  The ones that made it now have a special survival magic about them!
 The Encore show is here:
Come out to our old warehouse at 822 Rozelle St. for an encore viewing of this year’s Project Sketchbook submissions! Over 100 sketchbooks will be on display 6-9p tonight & 2-5p Saturday. Donors can pick up their perks, sweet ass Project Sketchbook shirts, buttons & catalogs will be for sale, and if you so desire, you can cut your sketchbook down and take it with you.

2 thoughts on “Lost Sketchbook

  1. That's Great! I'm astounded. I found out I lost another important piece of my ephemera this week, so this gives me hope that it, too, will return one day. Thanks!

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