This morning was the first of the Sharing Ink drops… I snuck into the City Library and left these Journals around various parts of the building. Such an exciting adventure!
This morning I was running errands and completed the final one only to find I was on entirely the other side of town from my next appointment – picking up Journal 7 from it’s Inscriber. So there was a long car drive sans music (I’d forgotten the stereo front) in which to think some thoughts. I spent a while thinking about other artists who utalise gifting in their practice, of which there are a few I’ve found but I wish I could find more. Do you know of any?
I arrived at the Inscriber’s dwelling, but as you might recall, this Inscriber was off overseas so they’d left the Journal with their partner for me to pick up. I bounded up the stairs and rang the bell and was greeted by a jingling of keys and a soft ‘shalom’ which was a particularly beautiful way to be greeted.
I collected the Journal from their outstretched hand and carefully put it away in a brown paper bag reserved for collecting Journals.
Yesterday, two more Journals went out to their Inscribers. First up was an early morning meeting at Journal 7′s Inscriber’s house. We sat on beautiful red velvet couches and, surrounded by grandmother-made tapestries and sipping coffee from clear glass mugs, I handed this Inscriber their Journal. This Inscriber is also off overseas very soon, so we had to squeeze the visit in between last minute preparations and packing. Safe journeys, Inscriber and Journal!
Later that afternoon I popped by the local Post Office to send out Journal 14. This Inscriber lives just outside of Melbourne, and although it would have been lovely to take a leisurely drive out in the country, I’m sad to say I just didn’t have time. So instead, Journal 14 went safely into an envelope to be delivered by an Aus Post employee. Travel safe, little Journal, and we’ll see you again soon.
Monday was a very productive day at Visible Studios, I created 4 Journals, inbetween chatting to artists and having visitors drop by.
Journal 5 invoked Art Nouveau with it’s beautiful blue flower shapes
I love the Ink and Spindle lettering on the front of Journal 6
Journal 7 seems quite busy but the overprints work really well together here.
Journal 8 with it’s white trams and bikes