Monday, June 11, 2007

Round 2 is coming soon!

etsyjournal: Round 2 books, originally uploaded by etsyjournal.

Hello, very patient Etsians!

Here it is June already, and we'd hoped to have Round 2 started by early May. Please accept our sincerest apologizes for the delay. We're hoping the awesome new books will help make forgiveness a little easier. :)

This time around, we commissioned four fabulous Etsy book-makers to create the blank journals: JOYouz (Book 5), erinzam (Book 6), candlemark (Book 7) and kateblack (Book 8). These four talented women provided us with stunning books that will serve as the canvases for etsyjournal Round 2.

You can see photos of the new books on our Flickr page, here:

This round also has some very special opportunities!

Book 5 from JOYouz has additional pages, allowing for many more artists to participate. If you know someone who hasn't signed up yet, spread the word!

Book 8 from kateblack has a select number of very special spreads that have binding end-page "tabs" to use as an inspirational challenge for the artwork of a few artists. Since not everyone may be open to working with these binding papers, we're asking for SIX VOLUNTEERS to sign up for these spreads. (Please email etsyjournal[at!]gmail[dot]com. This is first-come, first-served.) See this photo on our Flickr page to get an idea what these papers look like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/etsyjournal/541398614/

-- Changed your mind? --
If for some reason you would like to drop out of this project, please email etsyjournal[at!]gmail[dot]com as soon as possible so we can rearrange our participant lists. Likewise, if any of your contact information has changed, let us know. Once we get the lists organized, we'll begin sending out confirmation emails telling you which book you're in. Then Round 2 will begin!

Keep up to date on the progress of all eight books via these sites:
Blog: http://etsyjournal.blogspot.com
Yahoo! Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/etsyjournal
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/etsyjournal/

Thanks for your patience and your participation in this project!
Lauren (stellaloella) and Heather (DecadenceDesigns)

(This same post is going out via an email update to everyone on the waiting list for Round 2.)

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