It's time for an update on the Secret Project I am participating in with six other women from around the globe. Having been sent from me in Sydney to Yvonne in Holland, my sketchbook is now on it's way from Sandy in Canada to Pavinee in Bangkok (just arrived!). Apparently it's in the lead! WooHoo :)
If you read my first post about the project, or Soni's post or Nini’s post, then you’ll know we are sending accordion sketchbooks around the world. Hand made by each of us in our own style, they consist of seven panels, one for each of us to complete.
What’s exciting is it will be a total suprise when it returns. None of us will be able to see the completed sketchbooks except our own, so to ensure I don't spoil the surprise, I'm only sharing a sneak peek of the second one I have worked on.
After finalising a complicated route that ensures each sketchbook will visit each of us before being returned, the project kicked off in early of June. When mine arrives in Bangkok, it will be past half way, although it still has to go back to Holland and then on to Slovenia, before it comes back to Sydney, so it could be a while to go.
Sadly, it appears that one or more of the books may have got lost or severely delayed in a kind of Sketchbook Bermuda Triangle of sorts and now one of us has found out they are moving house so that means I wont send Esther's sketchbook for another week.
It's been lots of fun to work this way, experimenting with different techniques as well as working collaboratively across the globe, with women I've never met, communicating online as we go.
Have you ever participated in a gift exchange?
Shared Projects is one of the topics we'll be exploring in my new Creating Online course which I am holding here in Avalon this term. We'll be exploring Personal Projects and Private Projects as well. If you would like'd to start a Project but don't live in Avalon, be in touch and I'll see if I can help.
For other Blog posts on The Secret Project please click these links:
A Secret Project
The Secret Project #2
The Secret Project #3