Well, believe it or not, I actually completed (and mailed!) my sketchbook for the 2012 Sketchbook Project Limited Edition. I had big plans for this thing. I was going to do this whole Jane Austen-esque theme but I got derailed by other projects and my poor little book sat by neglected.
Cut to early April when Ty died and in the aftermath of that I realized that my sketchbook wasn't close to being finished and the deadline was approaching. My first thought was, "Nuts to that, my brother just died, I'm not making anything!" Then it occurred to me that by changing my theme and making my sketchbook about my brother, he could be a part of the Brooklyn Art Library forever. So I got down to work.
Actually, I got my due dates mixed up and thought I had less time so I did the whole book in one day. Then I discovered that the due date was April 30th and I had an extra week I've could've worked on it. *face palm* So I must admit that this is not my best work but Ty will be a part of a world tour and have a home in the art library so I'm proud of myself for that. :)
I've already signed up for next year's Sketchbook Project so I may be bringing the Austen in that one. :D
A special thanks to all of you for your thoughts, prayers, e-mails and cards during the difficult time, they were such a blessing to me and my family!