Just like the super quick response from the Finder of Journal 2, only moments after I uploaded the photo of the final Drop of the day, Journal 1, I received this response via Twitter. I’m so happy it found a good home and that the Inscription resonated with the Finder!
This afternoon I trekked into town to Fed Square for Drop 7. The clouds were threatening but I was feeling brave and didn’t bring an umbrella. Which, it turned out later, was the wrong decision. However, Once inside the relative warmth of Fed Square, I found that the Atrium, my planned drop zone, was filled with tables on which later tonight there will be much wine for a wine awards ceremony. I am nothing if not flexible, so instead I headed outside to drop the Journals, hoping people would find them before the rain struck.
Yesterday I settled into a comfy chair at The Moat cafe for 3 back to back meetings with Inscribers. First up was Journal 24′s Inscriber. We chatted about the difficulties of naming pets and various ways to organise your books at home. This Inscriber for a while had them all arranged by colour, which meant that occasionally they went to op shops looking for 50c books with the right spine colour to enhance the overall visual of their library. Nowadays, this Inscriber organises it by which writers might have been friends with which other writers, assuming they’d all been alive and in the same pub at the same time. I like to organise mine by subject and then height, tallest closest to the edge and sloping down to the middle, which means I can stick more stuff on top of the books. My shelves are rather cluttered, there’s a lot of tiny art and sculptures which live all through out and inbetween (and on top of) the books.
Next, I received a flying visit from Journal 1′s Inscriber. This Inscriber took their Journal on a world wide adventure with them, Journal 1 has been to around 5 different countries! This Inscriber was heading off to do something they’d always wanted to do, but they were running late for it, so with promises of coffees next time, they had to scarper!
So now, Journal 24 and Journal 1 are ready to go out and be found by someone in the Melbourne CBD next week…
This is so exciting. Yesterday, after doing a publicity shoot for the project with the amazing Sarah Walker, I headed off to meet up with one of the Inscribers. This particular Inscriber is heading off overseas for a few months, so we arranged to meet up for the handover of the very first Sharing ink journal.
After a dicey drive down a very narrow alley in a rather wide car, we came across the Inscriber sitting on a short brick fence waiting for us. After a short chat about their planned adventures and the project itself, I handed over Journal 1, to be taken off on an adventure overseas before landing here again in time for the August drop.
It was a very exciting moment, the start of the Inscriber phase of Sharing Ink as the sun sunk below the horizon and the mosquitoes started their evening dance.
Safe journey to both the journal and Inscriber!