sketchbook project

My youngest sister is a bit of a foodie.  She has a brain built for food and remembers events based on what was eaten that night.  Want to remember what you ate at a particular restaurant a few years ago, ask and she'll probably remember.  She'll also remember if you liked it or not, which is handy if you go back and start to order the same dish - she'll fill in the gaps and see you right.  She's good like that.  

My sister was also a bit of a precocious kid - probably a product of having three older sisters.  She started walking at 10 months and learnt to ride a two-wheeler by picking up a neighbours and hopping on, just like that.  No Dad holding that back for the first few metres. Nothing.  She just got on and went. Anyway, about the same time as she learned to write she started critiquing restaurants - the food, the service, the state of the bathrooms and leaving her review on the back of a napkin for the waiter to find. 
When I saw that the Sketchbook Project had a theme entitled "things found on restaurant napkins", well, I couldn't resist.  My book arrived today and I've been leafing through the blank pages thinking about ways to fill the book with my designated theme.  I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do yet, but it's definitely going to have some kind of reference to my sister's restaurant critiques.  I have until January 2011 to fill itin and send it back.

If you're interested in participating in the Sketchbook Project it's not too late.  On their website you can also check out some of the finished books from last year's project and hear a little more about what the project is all about.

The Sketchbook Project: 2011


green tea and red nails said...

i love this!

i wish i was arty enough to do it justice :)

keep us posted on your progress!

Kel x

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a great project...Would love to take a part...I will check it out and read more about it:)

hahah...your sis is really cool:) I have a friend who also remembers exactly what we ate like a year ago ....It's always so fun to listen to her food stories:)

Ps: I am having a really great GIVEAWAY later on today…hint?(something you can wear) so please join in !!!!

Katie said...

You got one!

Beckerman Girls said...

Sketchbooks are sooooo fabulous!!! Such a fabulous idea! Love your blog!!!
xo The Beckerman Girls


Dorian Susan said...

Hey Claire-
As you may have noted, yesterday was NOT a good day for me so I am delighted today to have visited your blog and learned of the Sketchbook Project and I've already signed on. Thanks for the info. I can't wait to get my book. I was really daring and let them give me a random topic....I kind of like the mystery of a prompt and the creative process of turning it this way and that. I got something about jackets, and sheets, and blankets. Let the creativity begin.
Your sister would be extra frustrated with me. I eat the same foods all the time-boring. I need a friend like her to get me to try new things....but instead I have a friend like her sister to get me to try new creative and artistic things....me thinks that's even better.
Hope all is well in Berlin.

Elle said...

this is great bear! what a good theme.... im flattered i can be the source of some inspiration even if its a bit silly and precocious :P xoxo