The last week has been terribly long and stressful but we are getting close.
We had a very large order from Moleskine come in that had been incorrectly filled, the books we got were ruled, despite that we had ordered plain. The next day Eben got a hold of Moleskine and they were very kind and responded very quickly to resolve the situation since we were on a tight time line to get books back to all our participants. Despite how quickly Moleskine got us the correct order, we were burdened with the problem that some people would be getting their books late. Through a group consensus (with the participants), we decided it would be best to push back the day that assignments start.
Assignments will now start February 5th and run till April 7th.
Honestly, I didn't expect so many people to respond to my long winded email, but they did and it made me really grateful to have so many committed people on board. I really can not express how excited I am to have such a great roster of people involved, from all over the united states.
With that said, I will stress again, that I fully encourage people to actively comment on our assignments as they appear on this blog and on our Facebook. This is yet another way for people to be involved, share their thoughts, be able to see each others thoughts and communicate with one another. Another level to develop connections. This will also give us the opportunity to get an understanding of how people feel about things since it's looking like we will run this project again next year and would appreciate the feedback.
I also want to direct people to Now.For.Art, which is the collaborative name under which Adam, Eben and myself organize all these art projects, Papergirl, & In One Another. We also have a Steam Roller Printmaking workshop scheduled for this spring and will also be putting out info on Papergirl Northampton II soon. I will also attempt to update this site with other opportunities for artists. It's worth book marking if you like what we've done so far, as other ideas and projects are in the works!
I really look forward to getting started with the assignments and will be sure to update here if anything comes up between now and February 5th. After that, this blog will strictly be a list of the daily assignments.