Pass The Journal Update

One of our Pass the Journal books made its way to South America for the first time and is now in the hands of Brazilian Artist Fernando De Paiva! Ferndando contributed this lovely piece to book #12, Cotton, using coffee, wine and Copic Markers as his mediums.

Fernando De Paiva

The Cotton book started in the US and traveled from coast to coast before making its way to the southern hemisphere. Click here to see the art created by each artist along the way on the virtual tracking map.

Cotton's Journey

If you aren’t familiar with our Pass the Journal project, just over a year ago we sent 12 Strathmore Art Journals to artists throughout the US, the UK and Spain to be filled. Since then, the 12 books have traveled to 22 states within the US and 11 different countries.

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.

To see each book, click the circle on the home page. The tracking map for that book will be displayed. Then click each pin on the map to see the art and learn about the artist in that location. 

So far, the books have reached these US states:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Nevada
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

The books have been to the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • England
  • France
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Scotland
  • Spain
  • USA

We can't wait to see where else they end up and we hope you join us in watching their journeys.

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