a colossal surprise

6 Oct

My wonderful friend Rachel Betts-Wilmott from ACAD BFA days shared the best thing with me last night! Since I have yet to upgrade to a smart phone (for fear of taking the financial plunge) I’m still not on the instagram train; luckily my friends keep their eyes peeled for incredible gems like this: Yes, that is my submission to the Art House Co-op‘s Limited Edition Sketchbook Project, The Wise Owl, with over 720 likes!!!! Incredible. After doing a little research and tweeting some questions this way and that, I pieced together the mystery and continued to feel flattered: @Colossal is the person who shot this instagram photo, and is none other than Christopher Jobson, the author of the massively popular Art & Visual Ingenuity Website: COLOSSAL. Art House has Christopher visiting New York to curate a brand new show from their archive of over 22,000 (and still growing!) sketchbooks. They asked him to hand select 1,000 books for this special project called A Landmark & A Mission. Here Christopher explains “With generous support from Ugg Australia’s Creative Council the Sketchbook Project is building a custom-crafted trailer that will contain 1,000 sketchbooks I’ve selected around the theme ‘A Landmark & A Mission’ for inclusion in this first-ever mobile sketchbook library. In early November we’ll drive around the U.S. with stops in Pittsburgh, Ann Arbor, and Cleveland to share hundreds of artists work with you. It’s like art meets libraries meets road trip.” He indeed confirmed with me on twitter that my piece is being included in this small handful of selected sketchbooks. I am not only thrilled to have my work tour, have more people see it, and have another line on the CV, but to have someone who blogs daily about art & design, select my work for a special exhibition and to also say to me “Amazing work. Was showing it to everyone who came in yesterday… I just about fell out of my chair when I unfolded it” is beyond flattering! What a wonderful surprise to start the weekend off right.

2 Responses to “a colossal surprise”

  1. Marcus 06/10/2012 at 10:23 #

    CONGRATS my dear talented friend!!
    ….I guess we now know now who gets the last laugh…..HAHAHAHA! WELL DONE!
    I look forward to reading about all your future success!!


  1. a special project, published « - 21/12/2012

    […] so far, Christopher Jobson of Colossal instagramed my owl (which is now at over 900 likes!), my work was then selected by Jobson to be part of a small collection of 3,000 books for a traveling exhibition called A Landmark & […]

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