The Sisterhood…

Some of you will have heard of The Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook and some of you will not… a few of you are part of the sisterhood.

Last year, Anne Lawson decided to start a project to draw creative people together around the world. She made a book and invited fellow bloggers to contribute… all the folks who volunteered were women, and so the sisterhood was born.

This week the book arrived with me – the eleventh contributor on the list. From Australia, it went to the US and recently it has been travelling in Europe:


the journey of the sketchbook

It contains drawings, paintings, quilting, stitching… words and visuals… love and creativity. It has its own blog and I encourage you to take a look here at the posts from the contributors, where there are beautiful pictures and lovely thoughts. Here is a little taster of some of the contributions to date:

Sadly one of our sisterhood, Viv, passed away before the book reached her, but some of her words have been included in the book.

I’m currently working on my contribution… news will follow.

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  1. Ann

     /  March 24, 2017

    Lovely idea.

  2. Laurie Graves

     /  March 24, 2017

    This is so cool I can hardly stand it! Can’t wait to see your contribution.

    • I’ve finished part of my contribution, but now scratching my head about how to mount it… and some words to add and a secondary addition… I need more hours in the day!

      • Laurie Graves

         /  March 27, 2017

        But isn’t it grand to have so many worthy things vying for your attention?

  3. nettyg

     /  March 24, 2017

    Oh I’d forgotten about this, I was following along enjoying what everyone was doing. Thanks for the ‘jog’. Look forward to seeing your bit.

  4. Murtagh's Meadow

     /  March 24, 2017

    What a lovely idea.

  5. So glad it reached you safely, particularly as it’s *bulging* with our joint creative output by this time 🙂 What sort of thing are you going to make for it, do you think? And can I please have a photo for my Sisterhood gallery page?

    • I am making something yarny, which I suppose is to be expected, but I have an idea that I want to work on in addition to my main contribution. However, I need some more supplies and I was occupied all day yesterday so didn’t have chance to sort them out. Pictures will certainly follow.

  6. I had forgotten about it entirely. I let the thought go probably because I’m not an artist. Those are beautiful entries and looking forward to seeing yours.

  7. Very proud to be am a part of it ☺️😊😊🤗

  8. What a wonderful idea.

    • It’s lovely to be part of something collaborative like this… and fantastic to see the wealth of creativity of fellow bloggers actually for real, in my hands rather than just on the screen.

  9. I have loved watching the sketchbook’s progress and look forward to seeing what you make, I know it will be gorgeous.

  10. What a brilliant idea! It’s so cool to see all the different styles of project that have been included already as well. Have fun with yours, I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve come up with!

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