This morning I wandered into the Immigration Museum for Drop 8. The Immigration Museum is in the old Customs House and the building is incredible! There was a school group taking up most of one of the floors, so I went upstairs to the top floor to find a little space in which to drop the books. On the landing on the second floor was a wishing tree, on which you could hang wishes in an ancient Japanese tradition, which was beautiful! So I couldn’t resist leaving one of the Journals on the wishing desk…
Today I was running a playtest for Pop Up Playground and a couple of the Inscribers came along for fun, games and a hand back or two! First up was Journal 19′s Inscriber. They had wrapped it in some brown paper and tied it with string! How lovely is that?
A few minutes later, Journal 14′s
Inscriber bounded through the door. This Inscriber was a little late, so the exchange was done quite quickly so they could start playing some games…
So Journal 14 and 19 are now ready to be released next week!
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.
This next Inscriber is currently in a play, which we went to see last night. In between post show drinks and foyer conversations, we managed to steal a moment for Journal 14′s hand over. This Inscriber was so enthusiastic about the project they were planning to fill the whole Journal. They also may or may not have jumped a little with excitement when receiving it
Wednesday and Thursday were both half days at Visible Studios, which resulted in 3 Journals each time.
Journal 12, a more minimal pattern
Journal 13, the first with variegated green and black twine
Journal 14 – I love the way the printing on the back of the material ghosts through the covers
Journal 15 has an octopus and a ship!
The red fans on Journal 16 are pretty amazing
The orange has a beautiful inner glow on Journal 17