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!
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.
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 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.
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′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.
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.
I’ve had two big days of sewing Journals, and I’m almost finished this part of the project, which is nice! I’m super keen to continue handing out the Journals to their Inscribers and getting them back, ready to put out on the streets in August. In the mean time, have a look at the newest batch…
Journal 19′s overprinted patterns work really well together
The orange ferns underneath the trams makes me wonder at this Journal’s story
I love the blank space at the top right hand corner of this Journal
The photo doesn’t do justice to the incredible vividness of the orange on this Journal’s cover
The white branches snake over this Journal back and front
I love the really subtle white keys on this journal (look closely!)