I’m so thrilled so many of the FInders let me know the Journals are going home safely!
And then, only minutes after finishing Drop 9 at Flinders St, a Finder posted the story of how they now own Journal 16. I love the adventure they went on to find one!
Only minutes after Dropping Journal 6 at Flinders St Station, I received this FInder response via the Facebook page. How lovely to know Journal 6 found a good home!
The awesome couple who found Journal 17 are not only continuing to write in their Journal but they’re also keeping the digital world updated with the entries. A number of the Journals had digital components to their Inscriptions and I think it’s awesome that Journal 17′s Finders have decided to take their responses/entries down this route too. Every Finder has responded differently, just as every Inscriber wrote something different. This project has such beautiful diversity, it makes my heart sing!
So as I’ve been dropping the Journals around cultural institutions such as the NGV and the Melbourne and Immigration Museum, I’ve had to do it carefully to avoid staff, security guards and volunteers. But that’s not because I only want the general public to find these Journals, it’s mainly because I don’t want to get busted and escorted from the premises before I’m finished my mission.
And I’ve wondered if any of the Journals have been found by the people who work in the Drop zones. I had hoped that at least one was, because staff are people too and I’d love to make a staffers day just as much as anybody else’s.
And tonight, Journal 19′s Finder let us know her thoughts on the experience via a post on the Sharing Ink website. I’m so thrilled that this project has made so many people’s day!
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!
A Journal drop goes like this. I find a good place and wait til no one’s around (or in cases f super busy places, when no one’s looking) then I put the Journal down, photograph it with my phone and walk away. As I’m walking away, I upload the photo to the Sharing Ink Facebook page which also loads it up to Twitter. This is to give the best chance for people to see the photo and then go looking for the Journal.
Pretty much the moment I walked away from Journal 2 and loaded the image to Facebook/Twitter, I received this tweet in response. Since Jelli had been in the NGV looking yesterday for a Journal with no luck, it was awesome that she found one today!