Friday, April 2, 2010
Handmade Philly Book Exchange
So I signed up for this really fun project with a local group of artist that I'm part of - Handmade Philly. I signed up probably a month or so ago and of course( a habit of mine from time to time) I procrastinated until the very last minute. But this time I'm glad I did. Oh I should say what the project is. Well as you can deduce from the subject it is a book exchange. We are in two groups ('cause it's such a great idea so, so many people wanted to join in) and we all have a book/journal (handmade or not) and we do a entry or so and pass it on to the next person in the list. Pretty simple and pretty darn fun too 'cause after almost a year you get your book back filled with tons of art, inspirations, scribbles, writing, thoughts, whatever that person was into at the time. I'm excited. So above is my book - it's a little book The Little Book of Art. It's about 4"x5" and it's handmade by me, with much help from the resident expert book make himself - the boy, The Bee - Andrew.
So back to procrastination and why I'm happy about it (this time). Well the month goes by and I keep reminding myself that I have to get this book together and I never have any idea of how I want it to look, how big, what's it made of, all that stuff. So I just keep putting it off - work needs to be done, mobiles need to be made. And I keep thinking what am I going do with this thing? I let it stew - this is one of my best strategies for project that are quite figured out - I just let them stew. You who also say I just procrastinate them or put them off, but in the end it feels more like stewing. Because they needed it, my brain needed to figure them out more before I could start. Anyway I digress.... Check it out my friends look at all the fun books flying around the postal service this week.