This morning the finder for Journal 27, Jono, posted on the Sharing Ink Facebook Page this very beautiful story about his experience…
He also posted the story on the I’ve Found A Journal page on the website. I’m so pleased he went to the trouble to ensure I could read his experience!
Thanks so much for letting us know, Jono!
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.
This morning I headed into town to collect two more Journals from their Inscribers. First I dropped in at Journal 26′s Inscriber’s studio. We had a quick catch up (we talked about pants quite a bit, and then about dresses) and they gave me back Journal 26, and then I had to dash to my next meeting.
I arrived a little early to my meeting with the Inscriber for Journal 27, so I sat and pondered the very old books on the bookshelf next to me. All cracking spines and disintegrating covers, sharing secrets of how to wire radios together, how to make wooden tables and how 1950s enthusiasm will propel you into career success. To be fair, the books arn’t this Inscribers, they’re just houses at this office. Then the Inscriber arrived and handed over Journal 27. This Inscriber has an exhibition opening next week so has been quite focused on that. It’s so awesome that some many amazing people have found time to participate in Sharing Ink.
When I got home, what was waiting for me in the letter box but Journal 8! This Inscriber and I had a major schedule clash, so they posted it to me to get it here on time. How nice was that?
So three more ready to go out for people to find next week! I’m so excited!
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.
Ink and Spindle owners Lara Cameron & Tegan Rose
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.
Ink and Spindle’s printing table
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.
Last week was also a week for dropping Journals off to Inscriber’s places of work and, in this instance, posting a Journal to their homes. Although this Inscriber lives in Melbourne, schedule clashes meant that we couldn’t find a time to meet up. So instead, Journal 20 went winging it’s way to this Inscriber via Australia Post.
There were three other Inscribers who’s schedules were such that we couldn’t manage a time to meet up, so instead I also did a little delivery around town to their various offices. Journal 16 and Journal 25 Inscribers both work in the same office, so I dropped them off at the lady at the front desk. She seemed a little curious about what was in the bags (she peered intently into both and pulled out one of the Journals before placing them on her desk) but she happily accepted them and sent emails off to the Inscribers to let them know their Journals were waiting for them.
Lastly, I dropped into a tiny two-story building hidden down a little alley to leave Journal 27 on this Inscriber’s office door. There was no one around, but while I was there, the Inscriber’s office buddy appeared and offered to unlock the office door so I could put it on their desk. I felt much better with that offer! So between the papers, pens and computer equipment, I left Journal 27 and a little note in a little white bag for them.
Somehow I managed not to upload these Journals before I uploaded Journal 30. Whoops!
Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with the last 5 Journals you haven’t see yet…
I love how the trams, birds and keys blend together so well in this Journal
The white branches are really striking against the red fans
And a beautiful mixing of the Birds and Birches design rounds us out!
The space on this Journal leads to so many possibilities
I love the subtle brown birds on this Journal
And the beautiful mixture of the Birds and Birches design on this Journal rounds us out!