We went as a family to see the Sketch Book Tour.
It was held at the most obscure little gallery on Sunset Blvd. in downtown L.A., called Iam8bit.
(No, that's not a spelling error.)
(Please excuse the quality of the photos. In the midst of packing for the day, I promptly left the house without my good camera and had to rely on my iphone!)
I was overwhelmed and excited, and weepy. Maybe even all at once.
I was a slight nutcase about getting my "Library Card" to check out books to look at and checking out my very own book.
There it was.
A part of something big.
By the time the tour is completed, my little book will have traveled the United States.
I was hesitant to give it back.
This is where the weepy part comes in.
This silly little book is such a part of me.
I hope that when people look at it-and it's a random choice if they do- that they will be filled with hope and rejoice over beauty in life.
I looked at other books as fast as I could before the exhibition closed.
They were stunning.
They told stories, shared hopes and showed great abilities at being ultra creative.
Brenna had fun at the coloring table.
If you color a postcard, you get to pick out which state it goes to and then you get to pick out a postcard that someone else did and designated for L.A.
It was an amazing experience looking at art from all over with people you don't know.
Many thanks to all the people that travel with the tour and load up books and work computers and keep our beautiful extensions of ourselves in perfect condition.
If, by chance, the tour stops in your area, (check here.)
You won't regret it.
It's a cool thing to do.
It's also free.
Order your book HERE, and join in the fun for next year!
pssst...Carol, it's in Oakland from June 1-17!
and, Debbie, it's in Georgia Aug. 29-Sept. 1. I made a postcard and stamped it for Georgia. Hope you get it!!!!!