The pocket sketchbook is the universal tool of artists, writers, musicians, designers, archeologists, and pretty much anyone who might need to note something now and refer to it later.
It is a little life raft for ideas, observations, and inspirations-it saves them from drowning in the deep sea of everything else that occupies space in your mind.
You don’t want the seed of an idea that might turn into something great getting lost in there between the names of your cousin’s dogs and the half-remembered lyrics to the theme song from Mr. Belvedere.
100 Acres opens to the public on Sunday. Brand, spanking new works of art and architecture , music and dance performances, spontaneous freebasketballing, the chance to meet people who live on an island in the lake, a giant insect (and probably a few regular sized ones, too) …plenty of things that might trigger your next big idea.
There’s a lot going on though, and you don’t want to forget this kernel of a brilliant notion, so you reach for your trusty sketchbook to make a quick note and…what’s that?
No sketchbook? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Stop by the area just outside of the Visitors Pavilion and make your own sketchbook/field journal/idea bank. Assemble it, personalize it and make it your own, then head out into the park to draw a diagram of the dynamic interaction of participants in a team building exercise or jot down a few lines of poetry inspired by a peek into a bee hive.
Bring your sketchbook back on your next visit to the museum and explore the park further, or drop by the Visitors Pavilion and make a new one between noon and 4 pm each Sunday from July 11 – September 26.