Sketchbooks are one of the most valuable tools an artist can have. They offer a place to dream, explore, think visually, and express new ideas, but many people find themselves intimidated when faced with a blank page. Mixed-media artist Slue Bleiweiss has the solution. She offers 12 different themes to help artists stay focused and provides tips, tutorials, and insight into how 23 artists approach their sketchbooks. Sharing vibrant exceprts from the artists’ personal notebooks as well as the completed artwork the pages inspired, the book illustrates the crreative process from start to finish. The artists, include Jane Davies, Laura Cater-Woods, and Judi Hurwitt, showcase a range of techniques while exploring themes such as Everyday Objects, Rhythm, and Weathered Beauty. The Sketchbook Challenge inspires readers to use their sketchbooks as a launch pad to exciting new works of art.