Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


The Yahoo Sketchbook Project group was formed when a group of visual artists signed up for the Sketchbook Project through ArtHouse Co-op (http://www.arthousecoop.com/) last year. We have formed friendships and a few have even met face-to-face.

We are constantly challenging each other with Round Robins, swaps and just ways to share ideas. Right now we are in the midst of a 30/30 challenge: 30 pieces of art finished in 30 days. Thus the logo on the sidebar.

These don't have to be huge pieces. Some are practicing sketching, others making their own tarot deck, some painting and others doing art journal pages. Some of us couldn't decide and are doing a variety of things. Yesterday I made a pile of simple tags to include with the Remains of the Day style journal pages I am making for swaps and, well, a few for myself.

I am also working in a handmade watercolor journal. The cover and another tag using old book pages are here.

The group shares Web sites and blogs they find inspiring. Techniques and ideas for future projects. Tips and tricks for solving problems. And Friendship.
When I really think about these friendships and others I've made over the years I wonder how it is that people I've never met face-to-face seem like old friends. This phenomenon constantly amazes me.

I guess we shouldn't question. Just accept that friends are friends and we can never have too many of them.

I want all of you to know I appreciate you, internet or face-to-face.


  1. 30 projects in 30 days sounds like a big undertaking but great fun too. I love what you are making here Rita. Penny

  2. WE are a good group, aren't we Rita!!! On your recommendation, I am reading "The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet:--really like it--I am going to recommend it to my book club!

  3. We all appreciate your friendship , also. Nicely put!!

  4. aww thats lovely. friendship is important no matter if its face to face or via the internet ( which is a hugely beneficial invention i think )
    Love your 30/30 art cover its fabulous and all the tags are too
    hugs June xxxxx

  5. It wouldn't be the same froup without you! I love your projects, especially the journal. Lori from Sketchbook


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