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Three of my sketchbooks are on the Sketchbook Project Summer Tour. This year’s tour kicks off at the Brooklyn Art Library on Friday, 05 May and then travels to nine tour stops in North America.  Sketchbook Project tours are fun: in addition to checking out and reading artist made books, there are also drawing and postcard writing activities.

On board this year are two new sketchbooks and one classic. Find your closest city, check out some sketchbooks and let me know what you think. Summer Tour Schedule

Big Wheels is a girl’s look at big wheels on roads, streets and sidewalks. It amazes me to think about how the wheel is one of six simple machines and how much complex technology is dependent on basic elements like a wheel. This book has been to Chicago, NYC, Bloomington, Ocean Shores, Iceland, Denmark and Germany. It traveled many miles to get to you.

Songs for the Accordion was inspired by the accordion book form and wanting to make a unique book that could visualize song and dance. Music threads through a landscape of colour and leaves notes to play and replay. Marks on paper were made using Procion dye, acrylic ink, charcoal, thread, acrylic medium and white glue. Of all the books made for the Sketchbook Project, this was the most difficult to send away.

My Brooklyn Childhood — a memoir has been on many Sketchbook Project Tours, including Art Basel. It is a compilation of my father’s memoirs and memory drawings. It brings together work that my father talked about but never achieved: illustrating the many stories he told. His memory drawings open a new understanding of his Brooklyn boyhood, and the Brooklyn Art Library is a fitting location for this first edition. This book is also available from Blurb

View these and my other Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbooks on line.

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My father had an amazing ability to draw from memory, and in his colourful illustrations I saw scenes of his childhood that were not in family photo albums. He also had an amazing ability to tell stories, and bed time was a huddle of children around my father turning his life into a series of adventures and close calls. He often talked about wanting to illustrate one of his favourite stories about the man someone had raked a pile of leaves only to have it undone by the wind, his variant of the Myth of Sisyphys.

A selection of stories and illustrations from my father’s Brooklyn childhood were made into Memories of My Brooklyn Childhood, a project that toured with the Sketchbook Project last year, and occasionally it is selected to join other tours. This book, retitled My Brooklyn Childhood has also been published in hardcover by Sassamatt and is available from Blurb in both Canada and the United States. Pairing these memories and drawings completes my father’s wish to illustrate his writing.

In Camera: the working dancer on show at the Mezzanine Gallery/Queen Elizabeth Theatre closes Saturday, 16 February but continues in print and on-line. Sassamatt Images has produced both print and iBook editions of an exhibition catalogue of paintings by Alison Keenan and photography by Phyllis Schwartz that portray moments of concentration, exploration, and collaboration observed in Ballet BC choreographic workshops during the 2011-2012 season. Both are available from Blurb. Preview and purchase information

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3953062#author-bookshelf

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Announcing the publication of the print edition of In Camera: the working dancer. Sassamatt Images has produced an exhibition catalogue of paintings by Alison Keenan and photography by Phyllis Schwartz portraying moments of concentration, exploration, and collaboration observed in Ballet BC choreographic workshops during the 2011-2012 season. Now available from Blurb  (with an iBook edition scheduled for 01 February 2013). Preview and purchase information

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3953062#author-bookshelf

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