‘…you’d be home by now’: The Sketchbook Project 2011

the sketchbook project 2011, lindsay zier-vogel, handbound book
...you'd be home by now

“It’s like a concert tour, but with sketchbooks.”

As soon as I read that, how could I resist?? I signed up immediately for The 2011 Sketchbook Project (along with 28 833 of my fellow artists)!

the sketchbook project 2011, lindsay zier-vogel

My theme was “you’d be home by now” and I spent the fall writing from those words as I travelled across the country – to Saint John, N.B., Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria. This December, I hunkered down with paper and glue and words and sometimes my brilliantly talented and inspiring friend Rhya to fill those pages…

the sketchbook project 2011, lindsay zier-vogel, handmade book
"the twelve stairs that lead up to each door remind me of the stairs in a city I try not to think of anymore"

the sketchbook project 2011, lindsay zier-vogel, handmade book

the sketchbook project 2011, lindsay zier-vogel, handmade book

sketchbook project 2011, lindsay zier-vogel

My book will join the thousands of sketchbooks exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way across the U.S. After its rockstar tour (that kicks off in February), my book will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where it will be available for the public to view. How thrilling is THAT?!?

the sketchbook project 2011, lindsay zier-vogel, handmade book
my favourite page: "the sky is thick with snow"

the sketchbook project 2011, lindsay zier-vogel, handmade book

sketchbook project 2011, lindsay zier-vogel

the sketchbook project 2011, lindsay zier-vogel

My final book of 2010…rock on.