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Summer/fall art project No. 1: The Sketchbook Project 2012

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The Sketchbook Project is a traveling exhibition of sketchbooks created by artists like me.

I’m excited to participate again this year to stretch the bounds of my creativity with words and pictures.

My theme was inspired by my cousin Livio. I was in Italy this spring, visiting family, researching my novel set in San Daniele del Friuli, and working on our family tree. As a going-home gift, Livio gave me a two-volume set of Friulan proverbs. Friulan is the second largest minority language in Italy and spoken by the people of the Friuli region in northeastern Italy.

I’ve heard Friulan proverbs all my life and I thought it might be nice to illustrate their meaning in my own characteristic way so stay tuned for early entries. You can also follow my progress on my Sketchbook page under the artist name, Tessa d’Uccelli Blu.