Thursday, February 8, 2007

A new collaborative adventure for Etsians

The Etsy traveling journal is brand new, collaborative mail-art project. The basic idea is this:

A handmade journal is passed from one Etsian to another, via the mail. Each participant gets a full spread in the journal to create, embellish, draw, paint, write, *whatever* they want. Then they pass it along to the next person until the entire book is filled.

Each book starts as a medium-format, hardcover blank sketch book. It will come with a companion writing journal to include your thoughts and experiences on the project.

The finished books will be donated to the Library at the Etsylabs in NYC. We will have this blog set up to track the progress of the book, updated with images of each spread: http://etsyjournal.blogspot.com/

Participation is first-come, first-served based on the order in which we receive your contact information.

To sign up, please EMAIL etsyjournal@gmail.com with:
-- Your name
-- Your mailing address
-- Your Etsy username

Our first round will be comprised of four books, each traveling to twenty-five artists, one at a time.

This project is organized by myself (http://stellaloella.etsy.com) and Heather (http://DecadenceDesigns.etsy.com). Feel free to convo either of us, or email the etsyjournal address with questions.

DO NOT CONVO your sign-up information to us on Etsy -- please use the email address above.

We hope to have more books in the future, if all goes well!

See this thread on the Etsy Forums for more discussion: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5033925


A Punkin Card Company said...

I sent an email about the journal! Hope you get it soon...

lifegraph said...

sounds like fun.

looking forward to journal and see the creative entries.

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