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I am not an artist, and I don’t have a lot of art skill or experience. Can I still participate? Yes! Of course you can. It's about self-expression and tellin' your story - so go on and tell it! We are all creative beings!
Can children and teens participate? The project is open to all ages. The recommended ages are 8 years and up. Some prompts my have sensitive-content or mature-content, so, please review prompts before purchasing for a child or teen. If you have questions about appropriateness for your child or teen, just reach out.
How much is shipping? Shipping is free! And your return-shipping is free too! I prepaid return label is included in your package.
When will I receive my sketchbook? The first wave of shipments will go out Nov. 9th. If you order after that date, your sketchbook will be shipped within 1-2 business days. Sketchbooks are mailed USPS Priority and should reach you in 3-7 business days.
Can I buy one as a gift? Yes! Just put the gift recipient's name and address in the "shipping information" and type "It's a gift" in the "Note to seller" section before placing your order.
Can I participate and use my own sketchbook? Please use the sketchbook provided. You can alter the book as you see fit as long as the final sketchbook is no more than 1-inch thick when closed.
How many pages are in the sketchbook? There are 16 pages (32 if you use the front and back). What materials can I use? Media choice is yours. The paper is best for dry media (i.e. pencil, pen, colored pencils, pastels). Wet media (i.e. markers, watercolor, paints may bleed through pages.
-If you want to use wet media, you can unbind and swap out the old paper for paper of your choice! Just be sure your book remains no more than 1-inch when closed.
Any embellishments must be securely attached. Do not use anything that can flake or fall off, or that becomes sticky or tacky over time. Refrain from using glitter, sand, and anything perishable or hazardous. Embellishments (i.e. buttons or pressed flowers) can extend no more than 1/4 inch inch off the book. Please seal soft/chalk pastel and charcoal thoroughly.
How long can I keep my sketchbook before I send it back? If you purchased your sketchbook during the October 2020 soft launch, please return your book by Nov. 30, 2020. The sooner you send your sketchbook back, the sooner it becomes part of the library. New "series" are released in January, April, July, and October of each year.
How do I send my sketchbook back? There will be a return label included in your package. Simply place the return label on the packaging your sketchbook came in and drop it off at your local USPS office.
When will my sketchbook appear in the digital library? Sketchbooks will be scanned/photographed and added to the library as they are received. I'm a one-lady show over here (for now). I appreciate your patience.
What happens to my physical sketchbook? How will my artwork be used? The physical sketchbook becomes the property of Artspiration. In the future, I hope to curate events where physical sketchbooks will be on view, but, for now, due to COVID-19, sketchbooks will be on view in the online library only.
By participating in this collective healing project, you opt-in to have your sketchbook on view to the public. You give Artspiration license to use your sketchbook and its contents as needed. Any time your sketchbook or its contents is used it will be shared with respect and integrity. You will receive full credit unless you choose to remain anonymous. Your sketchbook and its contents will not be sold, and you, the artist, retain ownership of your work.
Who makes these sketchbooks? Shout out to Scout Books - who makes custom books with care! They care about plants, the environment, and people too! Cover - contain 85% post-consumer recycled content and 15% pre-consumer recycled content! Paper - contains 100% recycled papers sourced from American mills! Ink - They use vegetable-based inks! Energy- They run all of their presses and machinery with renewable energy. Can you believe it!?