Day Two: look through something nostalgic
Sketchbooks are my favorite thing to look through for nostalgia. At my best, I documented what was going on around me, what I was interested in, drew well and noted lots of interesting details about my life at the time. At my worst I fill pages with doodles that mean nothing. In any case, they often dredge up a lot of nostalgia for me.
I did the sketchbook project a while ago. You buy a moleskine, fill it and then send it to the organizers where it will be on view forever. I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand it’s cool to have something in the collection. On the other hand I feel sad that I lost all the work in it. I did scan it all so I know what’s in there, but it’s not the same as paging through my actual sketchbook.
I have a some of my sketchbooks on my Flickr.