Thursday, November 12, 2009

state of play...

I thought I'd give you a sneak peek of how my plans are developing for the book edition....


... this is pretty typical of process of working things out - I have a pile of tiny bits of folded paper - that makes perfect sense to me (and the rest of the family assumes is rubbish!).

I've now worked out the basic idea of my edition and now - well I've just got to get my act together and get the things made - I'm still working on the assumption that we'll get a group entry ready for the Libris - so I'm going to try to get something photo-worthy in time for the Libris deadline (but don't expect anything finished until into the new year!)

11 comments:

dinahmow said...

It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who begins with scrap paper.

Angela said...

I do this too. Sometimes at work (while I'm talking to people on the phone) with bits of scrap paper . I try to work out how many signatures I will have and the sizes are.

Ida said...

A jigsaw puzzle. Great idea.

Carol said...

I've just realised that I've added a comment on the last post and I think I should have said it on this current one. There was talk of putting the books into Southern Cross and this was my thought. So at the risk of being very boring, I'll copy it here.

I think I'm going to be struggling to get my book ready to photograph by the deadline and I'm tempted at the thought of the Southern Cross rather than the Libris. At the same time I feel a bit of a wimp to be saying this and it certainly goes against the grain to give in, but just at the moment I feel life has overtaken me. If everyone wants to stick with the Libris date then I'll go along with that and it will probably be good for my soul - or something.

Ida said...

I totally sympathise with your situation Carol. Also there are other members who have had a few hiccups as well. I am more than happy to go with the Southern Cross exhibition instead of the Libris. What do other members think?

dinahmow said...

Oh, what a brilliant solution to my dilemma! A rather large and pesky fly landed in the ointment last night which throws my timing out.
Yes, I could probably still do the Libris date for submissions, but I'd be pushing to make the full edition as I have two other deadlines and a visit to elderly mother-in-law.
If the majority vote for Libris Award I'll go along with it.
There is another angle - Southern Cross is an international show so Angela could, this time, be a part of it.I know she is still part of the original swap, but it's a shame for her to miss exhibition.

Ampersand Duck said...

Here's another viewpoint: the Libris award is every two years, and you can submit anything made within that two-year span. Why not work together on something for the Southern Cross, and then another one, and maybe even another one... and then we'll have a better idea about how we operate as a group, and by the NEXT Libris, we can submit what we think is the best group work we'd done to date? Aren't we putting a bit too much pressure on ourselves as a fledgling group? :)

ronnie said...

I'm with you duckie

Angela said...

What's the deadline for the Southern Cross? I'm sure its been mentioned before but I've got a bit confused (it doesn't take much!) and can't find it.

dinahmow said...

Angela (and others)I don't have entry deadlines to hand, but think Southern Cross is mid-year. Submissions by June?
It's Sunday here so I can't ask them, but will try tomorrow.

Some of us have already begun work on the Dobson poem and I think we should go ahead with it and swap, including Angela, as originally intended. Once we see what that set looks like we can discuss submitting that, or something else, for Southern Cross.
Which is what the Duck just said! Get back to the kitchen, Dinah!

Carol said...

That sounds good to me. I'd like to keep working on the Dobson poem and I think with the pressure off it will happen and I will enjoy doing it.