Sunday, December 7, 2008

new comments/image

I nice new image and some fun feedback:

"hello! can i just say that this project is amazing!
what a cool idea. im am keeping track of sketchbook 32 which got started in springville and is now down in ephraim. my name is marina ***** i am page 3
i will email you with scans of more pages soon."

Thanks Marina for your comments and sending back images from your book. Please email us your images and we would love to hear from you about your experiences with this project.

Monday, November 3, 2008

uploads from book #46-Thanks!

Here is a picture of artwork I drawn by Jaime Weidmer.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

recent uploads!

We're finding that the books could hardly be contained within the state of utah. We know of books as far away as maryland (in the US) and Italy. Please keep sending your images and comments!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

new posts

A view from class and from book 25.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

new post from book one

Beautiful things are happing with the exchange of the books...please email us your images!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Kraig Varner's contribution

 We've been receiving some interesting reactions back from many participants about their experience with the traveling sketchbook project.  Please forward us your thoughts and feelings that you might have encountered while participating with these books.

Kraig Varner's abidextrious drawing

Thursday, April 3, 2008

update on traveling

I hope that if you received a book that you've already contributed and passed it along on it's journey. I realize that being the first to draw in any sketchbook can be intimidating....perhaps even more so in these books, because it will be seen by others who draw in your wake. Like any traveler, this book are sure to take on interesting flavors, pick up interesting perspectives and pass along important stories. I've been getting images and uploaded them as quickly as possible. Please make sure to send JPEG images to me ( the higher the resolution the better) along with the number of the book that the image came from.

Monday, March 17, 2008

A few pages from the fifty books!

keep sending me your images....I have been collecting them and will soon post all images on the specific traveling sketchbook link. send images linked to an email to

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Keep track of the journey of each book

The books have been unleashed and are on their way!  This map represents each of the 50 books and where they are beginning their journey.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

About The traveling sketchbook Project

The Project is a collaborative experiment attempting to follow 50 visual journals throughout their travels in the state of Utah from February 2008 through February 2009. The intent is to provide a vehicle for creative interaction between art educators, artists and strangers.

This project is an attempt to do two things. First, to help art interested people make connections with each other, and those they associate with through the passing of the Traveling Sketchbooks - person to person during the course of this upcoming year. Secondly, to chronicle and map the journey of these books and share the images, writings, etc. with the community.

This dynamic interaction between participants and what they share in the pages of these books should be an exciting journey.

How it Works

The Traveling Sketchbook project was launched at the UAEA annual conference held in February 2008. From this group of art educators these Journals will be passed on to those who are interested in adding something to their pages; a story, drawing, photograph, anything really. Then they pass the journal along, to a colleague, friend or stranger, and the adventure continues.

Rediscover Your Creativity

It has also been interesting to discover that the very system which instructs and produces artists in schools, generally causes art teachers to stop producing art. Here is an opportunity to rediscover your creative side and express your thoughts, either
visually or in words. These sketchbooks will spread out into the community and will return within the next year.

procedural guidelines

When you receive this sketchbook add a drawing, painting, collage, and or your thoughts (anything really) about art on the next double page spread. Please put your email, name and zip code on your page so we can give you credit and also track the book.
Come to this site and drop us a note about what book number you have and scan the page you added, if you can, and email it to us You can also post a comment here.
Pass this sketchbook on to someone who you think would enjoy this and contribute to it. Contact us via this blog or email (our preferred method) if you run out of people to hand it to.
If the sketchbook is full look here on this blog or website for a return address or drop off location or email us and we’ll arrange for its safe return so we can share the journal with others.