The nice folks at my local library asked me to set up a display of my sketchbooks a few weeks ago in a tall display case near the circulation desk on the main floor. If you're local, you might want to stop by the Bowlby Library in Waynesburg, PA, and take a look.
It's a little frustrating though, peering in through the glass, when you're just longing to get your hands on one of the sketchbooks and flip through it to see what's inside.
Seeing them all together was an eye-opener for me. Working on just one page at a time, I hadn't realized that I've actually been building a body of work. It's exciting to see all the books together.
I included one of my palettes, some brushes, and a Pitt pen to show the materials used for the sketches.
On the bottom shelf, I arranged some of my collection of books about sketching. If it piques the interest of just one person and encourages them to pick up a pencil and draw a few lines, I'll be happy.
The sketchbooks will be on display through the end of June at
Eva K. Bowlby Public Library
311 North West Street