Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sketchbook theme

So, in previous post comments I had toyed with having a CSI themed sketchbook. While I like the idea - I am not sure that I want to do that for my sketchbook - at least not at this time. I have been toying with another idea though.

I read A LOT...I always have a book in my hands. Authors like Tami Hoag, Michael Connelly, Faye Kellerman, Johnathan Kellerman, Harlan Coben, John Saul and Dean Koontz - just to name a few. My thought was to call my sketchbook - "A Picture Paints 1000 Words". What I was wanting to do was to have each person pick a book - preferably not something popular - and randomly flip through the book. Once you have landed on a spot, read the page and then draw what you see in your head. I would like for everyone to make a copy of the page that you read when you mail the book to the next person.

What do you think? Does it sound like a good idea? or a little too complicated?


claire said...

i like it... that is a great idea.

avifauna said...

it is a great idea!

elvia montemayor said...

yes! I like your idea!

Scoach said...

Sure, I'll give it a try.

jennifer kraska said...

I think it's a great idea Stacey.

debbie said...

Love it! butttttt, how do i know if my book is popular or not? :P just from the top shelf of my book case i got a few to chose from...these seem more interesting to draw...

-monsters of templeton
-the friday night knitting club
-fevre dream
-the gunslinger
-atlas shrugged

what to do!?! :)

Stacey D. - fromapackedhouse said...

How can you tell if your book is popular? Well, by popular I mean things like Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, Twilight (or any of that series, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, Grapes of Wrath (however, the last 3 might be fun). What I am looking for is exactly what you listed. Just a random work of fiction that you have laying around.