As a new participant of
Book Art Object
once I realised the enormity of what I had
taken on with this project
(with regard working out a suitable process and
format to making a reasonable edition of handmade books)
I have spent many hours pondering ideas, concepts,
processes, logistics and materials.
What materials can I post worldwide?
What size is achievable, managable and postable?
How taxing do I want to make the process?
What do I want to communicate with this?
What materials can I afford to make each piece of reasonable quality ?
How do I make a dozen copies, all fairly identical?
Will my ideas work with my chosen materials?
What skills can I use to impart a sense of me?
Would I be happy to receive what I am producing?
All in all, all this thinking and mucking around
has been an enjoyable and extremely
worthwhile part of the project for me
(hand to heart - I can honestly say this has
been an active process and not another act of blatant procrastination).
Now I feel I have come to a place where
my ideas have struck a harmony with my intended format
so that I can now embark with confidence on physically creating
an edition of books I will be content in sending
out to the Universe at large.
I realise of course as I write
that while I am looking forward to creating this edition
there are still many hours of sweat and toil,
frustration and elation ahead of me.