Diving Head First Into It

DiveIntoAMargarita, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

The Sketchbook Project is open again for 2012. For those of you who do not know, The Sketchbook Project is a project brought to us from the good folks over at the Art House Co-op.

The way the project works is simple. You go to a website, sign-up to participate, pay a small fee, in exchange for which they send you a sketchbook. The idea behind the project is pretty straightforward-you fill in the sketchbook, according to your selected “theme” (or, you know, not as the case may be-the themes are guidelines of sorts) and then, once completed (or when the deadline bites you in the, ahem, anatomy) you send the completed sketchbook back to the Art House Co-op. The sketchbooks then go on tour and you get treated like a rock star (of sorts.) Well, you and fifty million other people who bothered enough to send them a sketchbook (or something closely resembling such.)

It’s actually kind of a fun project. The themes this year though, oh boy are they killing me. There’s nothing that’s just sort of jumping out at me and these folks are kind of famous for picking some wild and whacky themes. This year? For 2012? Yeah, no exception to that rule. All kinds of crazy cockamamie things. I just, you know, I just don’t know what I’m going to do yet.

The themes they have this year include:

  • I remember you
  • The last of the people I know
  • In fifty years 
  • Ask me how I can help
  • The first ever…
  • Hope
  • In ten minues
  • Along the line
  • Grey side of life 
  • Fill me with stories 
  • Things found under car seats 
  • Untitled
  • Travel with me
  • Forever in a nutshell
  • Disasters
  • This is a sketchbook
  • The worst story ever told
  • Fears and tears 
  • The companion books
  • Transatlantic
  • It’s summer where you are
  • It’s winter where you are
  • Nothing new
  • Time traveler
  • Opposite day
  • Uncharted waters 
  • Life underground
  • Monochromatic 
  • Long trips and short phone calls
  • Encyclopedia of
  • Sandwich 
  • Prehistoric
  • Writing on the wall
  • A path through the trees
  • Stitches and folds
  • Heroes and villains 
  • Treehouse 
  • Forks and spoons
  • Waterslides I never rode

So now I’m stuck wondering what the heck to pick. I mean, what do I do with this mess of all over the map craziness? Pick the craziest? Pick the easiest? Pick the wildest? Oh good grief!


For those of you who might be reading this from Europe or Australia, you are not off the hook this year. Yes, it’s true, they are bringing the Sketchbook Project to your doorstep as well.

Look out down below, here it comes…..THUMP!

(In case you’re wondering, yes, this was done for my Sketchbook Project from last year. My theme was “make mine a double” and, from the looks of it, indeed, I did just that. And now? Yeah, now I need to do that again. Maybe some alcohol will give me some ideas? Either that or just let me get drunk enough to fall asleep. Yeah, that’s it.)

Until next time…


  1. Dee Newman
    May 21, 2011 / 12:14 am


    Dan (Myth) ask me to contact you and let you know that he is still unable to access his blog sites. But, don't delete them, if they are in your files.

    In the meanwhile, he has just launched a new (alternative) blog on WordPress. It will take him a few days to figure out how to negotiate his new site, but he will blog there for now, and will return to Lifesbone whenever, if ever, possible. The following is the new site he just activated:


  2. Carol
    May 25, 2011 / 2:12 am

    Cool, thanks for the link, Dee. I will check them out. Hopefully, Dan will get back into his vault pretty soon (if he has not already.)

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