Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Today I started assembling the books that I meant to assemble back in February when I initiated a mail-in collaborative artist book project. Fifteen people signed up, fourteen people actually sent in pages, which is pretty good. This morning I put holes in the pages and covers and bound six complete books in a few hours. I'm hoping to finish them tonight and mail everything tomorrow or Thursday, but we'll see.
I really meant to have this finished back in February. But that was when I started volunteering almost full time, along with a lot of other things, and it fell very far down the priority list. Since the end of May I cut back my hours and a few other things, and have been spending time winding down. I finally felt like I could begin to tackle this enormous undertaking. I can't wait until it's finished.
Will I do something like this again..? Maybe, but not a book project, not something that requires so much work on my end! I have coordinated printmaking exchanges and that was much more fun because all it required (after coordinating sign-up, etc) was assembling collections of images and mailing them back. It's the binding that has been the daunting part of the process.
Anyway... back to work!