hello + happy saturday . today was originally a day of getting things done , meeting up with a friend of mine , spending time with my ryan , and enjoying the bliss of a w e e k e nd . instead , i woke up s i c k : head spinning throat hurting , body aching + have been laying here in bed all day so far , not necessarily feeling t o o so rry for myself , as my darling husband made a trip to the store to get me some s i ck . d ay remedies , you know , like ravioli + rocky road ice cream . mmmm . additionally , maybe it's not such a bad thing for me to have a sick day here or there , since that is almost the only way i will slow down + stop running around in circles trying desperately to be a superhero . i also find this sickly saturday humorous in that in the midst of my tears that i have honestly.really.very.truly.never.felt.SO.completely.awful , ryan listened + ignored from the next room because he thought i had started reading my new small group book , "so long insecurity" by beth moore + was convinced i was having a little personal breakthrough in my life + thought he would give me space to do that . ha far from true . but the second he realized the tears were far from an inner realization in the depths of my soul , he got right to work to help make me feel much better . and now here i am , laying in bed with my second bowl of rocky road + liesl sleeping at my feet , listening to the sound of the christmas lights we haven't yet taken down quietly scratch against the
house in the blustery wind . i really don't think that today would have been that wonderful of a biking day anyway .so
i'm probably as sickly content as i could be here on this grey , blustery end.of.January colorado day . which reminds me , if you haven't listening to the zac brown band's newest song , "colder weather," please do that right now . it's fantastic , i think .
so , it's the kind of day that calls for being sick in bed , eating ice cream + ravioli , listening to zac brown , continuing to stare at the latest photos of my new niece+nephew twinsies back in minnesota + typing a little bit of nonsense on here in all lowercase lettering + probably the kind of writing format that make my grandparents stop reading + doubt the public school system . oh well , @ least i'm writing right now because i want to write right now + not because i feel mandated to update my blog with the latest happenings , but actually i did want to wrap up the little project i took part in, known as the SK E T CH BOO K P R OJ E C T . that's where the 1/2 8, 83 7 comes in , as i was just one of twenty.eight thousand, eight.hundred.and.thirty.seven participants from ninety.four different countries around the world . i just think that is crazy . and S O O O neat . i do like the idea of being part of something that huge + that creative . the SK E T CH BO O K P R OJ E C T is "like a concert tour, but with sketchbooks" and was a distribution of 2 8, 83 7 moleskine sketchbooks in november + a collection of 2 8,83 7 moleskine sketchbooks last week, each sketchbook focusing on a particular theme or topic + now the tour throughout galleries + art museums in the cities of : B ROOK LY N , NY ; AU S TIN , T X ; S AN FR AN CI SC O , C A ; P O RT LA ND , M E ; A T L AN TA , G A ; C HIC A GO , I L ; W AS H IN G TON D C ; WIN T E RP A R K, F L- will begin before the sketchbook collection is barcoded + available for public viewing @ the brooklyn art library in new york . and wait until you see some of the sketchbooks that were received . I N C RE DI BL E . artists were able to get their sketchbook digitized once it was sent in + although i didn't decide to do that with mine, that artists that D I D get theirs digitized should be more than ecstatic that they have copies of truly amazing art . sometimes i am baffled at how talented human beings really are . the ideas that are created . the ways that ideas that are created are shown . really , very fabulous work . and that is simply why i am so honored to be 1 / 2 8, 8 37 . because even though my sketchbook was really nothing compared to others + even though my sketchbook project was of a theme i would rather have not done (i chose for them to send me a random theme: mystery maps) + even though i procrastinated F A R too long + my sketchbook ended up being more of a rigid , black+white , orderly type book instead of a sketchbook bursting at the seams with randomness + spontaneity + unprovoked creativity - i was part of something much bigger than my own sketchbook.y ability + that's what i love . so here are fragments of what i did + H E R E you may see fragments of what the other 2 8 , 8 36 artists did .L O V E .
|H ELL O WO RL D SK ET CH BOO K TI T L E|
|M Y M AP D EFIN IT I ON|
|I LO VE IN K P EN S + T Y PE|
|I LO V E OI L P AS T EL S AS WE L L|
|WHE RE AM I ?|
|RE A DY TO SHI P O F F|