Would You Download a Free Artists’ e-Book?


I had seven days to create a book. Here you followed a work in progress. We were going to see if in a week I had a finished product. for Sketchbook Project 2013.  If not  – zilch. Today is the day I must have it in the mail going to Brooklyn, New York. The book isn’t finished , but I wouldn’t say I have zilch. There are some interesting pairings happening. I have the beginning of an Artists’ Book.  Right now it is  a traditional 7″ x 10″ codex book. But the opportunities for change are endless.  Check out this website about Artists’ Books. http://www.philobiblon.com/isitabook/bookarts/index.html

The book was going to be titled, Chairs, but now I’m thinking the title will be Sit. I’ll probably add some text, maybe just a few adverbs thrown in. The readers will be the ones to interpret the book’s contents. It may be a one-of-a-kind Artists’ Book or a small edition of 30. The structure of the book will probably stay the same. Maybe I’ll make a small edition of Sit just xeroxing the contents, binding it or stapling it together in order to sell  it on Amazon.com for a very reasonable price.

Would you download a free Artists’ eBook?

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Zilch – Steal Like an Artist – China


Lunch Near the Yangtze River, China   charcoal on paper

Steal Like an Artist  by Austin Kleon was given to me for Christmas. It  gave me permission to do this. So here I go Rommel stealing your idea. http://thesophomoreslump2.com/2013/01/06/

But in a week I may really have zilch, zero, nothing.

I signed up for The Sketchbook Project


I’m to make an Artists’ Book and have it in the mail going to Brooklyn by the 15th of January.

(Haven’t started it yet.)

Packing my clean empty sketchbook I’ll fly to some exotic land and fill it with wondrous images. (Stayed home.)

I’ll create a book titled Christmas in San Francisco. (Got busy getting ready for Christmas.)


I’ll put together a book collaborating with my grand-daughter  (Did one drawing in ten days.)


She was drawing this painted garage across the street. Click to see doves of peace in eyes.


This painting was my favorite. We wandered around the Mission District which is filled with murals organized by Precita Eyes. http://www.precitaeyes.org/tours.htm

I have seven days to create a book. Here you can follow a work in progress. We’ll see if in a week I have a finished product. If not  – zilch.