Drawn to Chocolate
Two of my favorite things are chocolate and art. Please don’t ask me to put them in order. So when I saw the latest promotion from the Sketchbook Project, I had to look into it. The Sketchbook Project encourages artists of every ability to make and share art. They are best known for their “crowd sourced library of artists’ books”, where artists around the world send in a small fee and get a plain sketchbook that they then turn into works of art. The books become a part of the Brooklyn Art Library, the world’s largest collection of sketchbooks, and tour the country in traveling exhibits. For their latest project, the Sketchbook Project has teamed up with Brooklyn, NY chocolatier Mast Brothers to produce a limited edition Brooklyn Blend chocolate bar with a blank wrapper which you can decorate with your own artwork (think paints, ink, collage, etc.). The bar ($8 + tax and shipping) comes with an official Sketchbook Project pencil. You can share photos of your wrapper artwork on Instagram. I couldn’t resist and have already ordered mine. I’ll share the artwork here when I’m done. So if you like art and chocolate, head on over to www.sketchbookproject.com/mastbar. Remember, it’s a limited edition, so the chocolates won’t last, but the wrappers might.
Ronnie, an artist and designer, lives in Oakland, CA.