Pass the Journal Update - 1 Year!
We're celebrating 1 year of Pass the Journal! Last April we sent 12 Strathmore Art Journals to artists throughout the US, the UK and Spain to be filled by different artists around the globe. Since then, the 12 books have traveled to 21 states within the US and 9 different countries.
Journal page by Xulia Pison, Coruña, Spain - Book #6, Shelburne
Each book is named after something significant to the Strathmore brand and has its own unique story. Every book also has its own virtual tracking map on the Pass the Journal website. When an artist receives one of the books, they create original artwork across a page spread. They upload their work and artist profile to the Pass the Journal website where it gets added to a tracking map with a pin mark. When a pin mark is clicked, the artwork and artist profile for that location is displayed on the site. The artist then passes the book to another artist of their choosing to continue the cycle.
Once the books are completed, they are to be sent back to Strathmore. A few will be kept in the Strathmore archives and the rest will be donated to the Trout Museum of Art in Appleton, Wisconsin and the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin so community members can enjoy and be inspired by them.
This project has provided an opportunity for artists to share their work on a global scale and has inspired others to start similar projects in their own communities. We've loved the unpredictable aspect of not knowing where each book will end up next with another unique and one-of-a-kind piece of art blanketing the inside pages.
Journal page by Daniel Baxter, Red Hook, NY in Book #9 - Wyeth
Journal page by Hazel Roberts, Manchester, England - Book #11, Scottie
Journal page by Roque Romero, Coruña, Spain - Book #6, Shelburne
Journal Page by Stephen Gardner, Brooklyn, NY - Book #10, Bristol
Journal Page by Enrique Pita, Altadena, CA - Book #4, Alexis
Journal page by Valerie Dupont Roussel, Caignac, France - Book #3, Pulp
See each books journey and all the wonderful artwork created inside on the Pass the Journal website.