Just after lunch today I headed into town to the Arts Centre for Drop #3. Like yesterday, one of the Inscribers wanted to participate in the drop of their Journal, Journal 17. The dropping of the Journal went hand in hand with the Inscription. So I wandered around and dropped Journal 27 and Journal 15 then I met Journal 17′s Inscriber at the Arts Centre cafe for the final drop of the day.
Today I also wanted to highlight Ink and Spindle, the local screenprinting business that is responsible for the amazing material that make the unique Sharing Ink Journals covers.
Apart from their beautiful range of prints and their commitment to ethically produced and eco-friendly materials, Lara and Tegan are great believers in community and local artists. When I contacted them about the possibility of being part of Sharing Ink, they leapt at the chance to participate in a local art project.
This is Ink and Spindle’s 10 metre table, where they print all their distinctive and amazing fabrics. If you look closely at this photo, you might recognize the pattern, it can be seen (wholly or partly) on Journal 12, Journal 27, Journal 24, Journal 28, Journal 29, Journal 21, Journal 13, Journal 2, Journal 15, Journal 9 and Journal 10. But as you look on the Journals, you’ll notice the layers and layers of other patterns overprinted across the material. This is because the Sharing ink Journal material is actually material that Ink and Spindle lay down the protect their table from the screen printing process. This makes every Sharing Ink Journal unique, although there are patterns that appear again and again, it’s never the same collection of patterns on any inch of the material.
If you go to the Ink and Spindle website you’ll see all the patterns you’ve noticed on the Journals in all their glory.
I’d like to thank Ink and Spindle for their support, it is their material that gives this project it’s visual continuity and it is their generousness that has helped infuse the loveliness that is such a part of Sharing Ink.
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