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I have always been jealous of people who can truly fill a sketchbook. Pages that are thick with paint, found objects glued on haphazardly, images drawn over and over and over until the artist’s vision is figured out. It feels very voyeuristic to me, like you’re seeing images that you weren’t meant to see. The mistakes, and the hope of creative potential. The really bad ideas, and the little seedlings of fantastic gallery-worthy pieces. ‘Peep Show’ takes you inside the beautiful and inspiring sketchbooks of seven very talented artists. If I could cover an entire gallery in pages from these books, I’d have to change my name to ‘The Happy Curator’.

{Most of these sketchbooks were found on Julia Rothman’s fantastic book blog, Book by Its Cover}

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Martha Rich:

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Isaac Tobin:

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Ben Finer:

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Jenny Volvovski:

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Tina Berning:

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Sonja Ahlers:
{*Note. This is a ‘fur book’, not a sketchbook… but close enough!}

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Julia Pott:

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comments (9)

  1. Diane /// 03.20.2012 /// 10:02am

    Great blog. Love your prose and your finds.

  2. Ulrike /// 05.30.2012 /// 10:53pm

    Wow!

    I came across your blog a few weeks ago and I haven’t closed the tab since! I love your amazing finds and the way you display them. I actually went out to buy some notebooks after seeing this post – I doubt that they would ever be so full of inspiration, but who knows? I’ll only find out if I start one :-) Thank you!

    Ulrike

  3. the jealous curator /// 05.31.2012 /// 6:54am

    oh that makes me so happy! fill that notebook!!! … and then show me ; )

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    I love looking at others sketchbooks.

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  8. Patricia /// 06.10.2013 /// 1:03am

    I am the jealous “not blogger”!
    Love your blog!

  9. Carol /// 02.26.2014 /// 5:48pm

    Looking forward to seeing your posts in my inbox!