This afternoon I went into the NGV to do drop 6. Mad props to the NGV – they have excellent security and constantly roaming volunteers which made trying to drop the Journals very tricky indeed! But I managed to drop one under the portrait of Vali Myers by one of my favourite Melbourne artists, Miso, which graces the cafe on the second floor, which made me very happy indeed.
And last night I headed into town for the final hand back from an Inscriber. Journal 29 was given to this Inscriber fairly late into the piece as the Inscriber had been super busy with their own project. But by last night it was finished and ready to hand back.
So Journal 29 is now on the towering pile of beautifully Inscribed Journals, ready to be found by someone..
I do hope it’ll be you!
The last meeting of yesterday was to catch up with Journal 29′s Inscriber for… (da da da daaaaaaaa…) the final handover!
Journal 29′s Inscriber arrived as the afternoon faded and the cold wintery weather kicked in. We chatted about art and cooking (this Inscriber is an amazing cook, I am a less amazing cook) and the differences between following a recipe and going by instinct. Then I handed over Journal 29. It was a big moment for me, this is the final Journal to be handed to an Inscriber. Very exciting! Each time I hand over a Journal and each time the Inscriber returns it, we get a step closer to putting the Sharing Ink Journals out for people to find!
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.
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!