This afternoon I headed into ACMI to do drop 5. It’s interesting to drop works of art into institutions with roving security guards and staff members constantly on the prowl. You don’t want to be busted doing the drop and asked to take it back, or worse, leave the premises. So you have to loiter around while not looking like you’re loitering, and try not to look like you’re just waiting for everyone to look the other way so you can nick something.
It’s a delicate line to walk. But I managed it today quite nicely and dropped three more Journals out in the world…
This morning I headed into town to collect two more Journals from their Inscribers. First I dropped in at Journal 26′s Inscriber’s studio. We had a quick catch up (we talked about pants quite a bit, and then about dresses) and they gave me back Journal 26, and then I had to dash to my next meeting.
I arrived a little early to my meeting with the Inscriber for Journal 27, so I sat and pondered the very old books on the bookshelf next to me. All cracking spines and disintegrating covers, sharing secrets of how to wire radios together, how to make wooden tables and how 1950s enthusiasm will propel you into career success. To be fair, the books arn’t this Inscribers, they’re just houses at this office. Then the Inscriber arrived and handed over Journal 27. This Inscriber has an exhibition opening next week so has been quite focused on that. It’s so awesome that some many amazing people have found time to participate in Sharing Ink.
When I got home, what was waiting for me in the letter box but Journal 8! This Inscriber and I had a major schedule clash, so they posted it to me to get it here on time. How nice was that?
So three more ready to go out for people to find next week! I’m so excited!
Journal 12 Handover
Yesterday I was in Richmond running a playtest for the games company we run, Pop Up Playground. It was a perfect time for a couple of the Inscribers to drop by, get given their Journals and play a couple of games with us as well. The first Inscriber to visit was Journal 12′s Inscriber. They came and received their Journal, which was safely stowed in their bag just in time to attempt to save the world from an evil super villain.
Journal 19 Handover
Next up was Journal 19′s Inscriber. They arrived minutes after Journal 12′s Inscriber and was handed their book. Journal 19 was carefully slotted into their well packed bag, then the two Inscribers teamed up to try to save the world. Unfortunately, despite their valiant attempts (the the attempts of the other 20 people in the game) the super villain won this round, cause the apocalypse and laughed evilly over the smoldering ruins of the planet. As super villains are wont to do.
Journal 8 Handover
Journal 8′s Inscriber dropped by, unfortunately they couldn’t stay for the fun and games, they had a talk to present. But they loved Journal 8, they were very keen on the intersecting patterns. You can just see the bikes and tram under their hands in the photo.
Journal 5 Handover
Lastly, Journal 5′s Inscriber arrived, a little late but all good. This Inscriber loved the art deco feel to the covers, and placed the Journal carefully on their belongings before diving into the next game, helping a spy academy churn out top spies in under five minutes.
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