Saturday, March 11, 2006


Fwd: Etsy Message: Blog address

Ok, this was sent by Judith and I wanted to make sure that the information was available to everyone.


Sent by NoDuplicates on 10-03-2006 08:30 pm:

Hi Andi, I know you won't get this for a week or more, but thought I'd keep you in the I see it now....
[personal note about login problems cut]
There are 505 pages in the book
Glueing 5 pages together for strength results in 101 pages
If we use the following 8 eras, there will be 12 pages available for each era.
Egyptian.......Renaissance.......Victorian.......Roaring Twenties
Depression/WWII.........50's VS 60's........Present........Future
Now everyone probably will not want to add something to each, so therefore if you skip around in the book you'll have to take that into consideration. I think the general concensus is to be able to contribute to more than one section, and that is fine by me. I think I might like to work in atleast 2...Egyptian and Victorian, and probably the 50's, since that was my HS era.
The progression of the passage of the book from one to another is as follows:
Elena to Dianna (redandgreenbutterfly)
Dianna to Andi (MysticSpiral)
Andi to Meredith (exboyfriend)
Meredith to Jillian (allyouneedislove)
Jillian to me (NoDuplicates) by April 15th the latest
Keeping in mind the time in the mail, I figure you'll each have about 3 days to work, and then 3 days between people using Priority Mail. That's not a lot of time, so if you can start working on things to apply to your pages (that's what I plan to do) it will give you a head start on things.
I need all your real names, addresses, emails, and phone #'s, so that I can keep in touch. I pay for free long distance calls, so I might as well put it to good use. I will probably not be adding anything to the blog, cause Blogger never sent me an email with my "correct" password. However I can read what you write, and view pics (I think) without logging on. Any communication from me will be either by email or in this arena...conversations....and you can contact me the same way.
I think that's it for now. If you have any questions, comments, etc. please email me or convo me (NoDuplicates)
Hope this clarifies some of the stuff for you all. Judith or jed


Just checking in

I just checked email from a small library in coastal North Carolina. I've now invited everyone from the Etsy discussion to the be team members here on the blog. I'll probably not have internet access again until a week from tomorrow. I'm going to post a second message in about a minute to forward some information from my email just to make sure that it is centrally available.

Thursday, March 09, 2006


Eras / no eras

I prefer not to be limited to a specific era...we should be able to use the pages visually and thematically as we choose....within the broad theme of WOMEN of course...need to know how many pages to complete before I send the book on....

This blog is being set up for the discussion and documentation of the Round Robin Altered Book project being done by MysticSpiral, NoDuplicates, exboyfriend, redandgreenbutterfly, ElenaMary, and allyouneedislove for the Etsy CoProduction Contest.

The title of the blog and the url, were inspired by a quirk of the Etsy chat feature. In an effort to keep the tone of conversation in the chat rooms as family friendly as possible, the creators decided to code the chat room to substitute other words for common swear words. Unfortunately, the system substitutes "fantastic" for the letters "A" "S" "S" at the beginning of any word. This can be either humerous or annoying and was actually both during our chat discussion of how to produce a group collage assemblage.

So, here are the details of the project as I understood them from the conversation:
  1. The six people named above are working together to produce an altered book with the unifying theme of "Women."
  2. The book will be arranged in a more or less chronological fashion, like a timeline or a history of women.
  3. Each participant will produce a minimum of 2 spreads that are 2 pages each.
  4. If time permits, a participant may create up to 5 spreads. (Anything more is completely unrealistic in the time available.)
  5. All participants in the project will have access to this blog and be able to contribute and update. Photos or scans of the page spreads in progress, as well as images of the finished pages, will allow everyone involved in the project to see how it is developing.
  6. The finished book will be mailed to NoDuplicates who will list it for sale in her Etsy shop.
  7. The deadline to enter the competition is April 20th 2006. The book must reach NoDuplicates no later than April 15th to allow her to complete her page spreads and take photos for the listing.
  8. The URL for this blog will be included in the final Etsy Listing so that buyers can learn more about the processes used, the inspiration for the individual spreads, and the artists who created this unique work.
  9. The proceeds from the sale will be donated to the fundraising effort to rebuild the New Orleans Public Library system.
Open questions, which will need be resolved as soon as possible (either in the comments here or via conversations on Etsy):
I'm sure that there were other questions, I can either edit this or we can add them to the comments. I should finish the template changes and notify everyone of the Blog URL so that we can all start to participate.

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