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Here comes the 3rd Annual Book Arts Improv!

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After struggling over whether or not I have enough time to commit to the project (and a month-long delay), I decided to throw caution to the wind and dive into the 3rd Annual Book Arts Improv!

Yes, I’m a dumbass. And proud of it.

Starting tomorrow, I will enter into a four-week stretch of improvisational bookmaking. Depending on the content and complexity of the book, an edition of three or more will be created each week.

Here’s how it will work:

  • Sunday: I’ll post a call for specific suggestions that will be incorporated into a handmade book.
  • Tuesday: One entry will be selected at random. Not only will that person’s suggestions be used, but the winner will also receive a copy of the book.
  • Wednesday: Worktable Wednesday will be used to show the progress of the book.
  • Saturday: The book will be unveiled.

In addition to there being a winner each week, there will also be a winner at the end of the Book Arts Improv event. Everyone who has posted suggestions for each week will be entered into a drawing (one entry per person, per week). If you have participated in the Improv for more than one week, each week’s post will count as one entry. The winner of the final drawing will win a copy of each of the four books created.

Lessons learned: It’s really hard to complete an edition of books in the span of a week. If you win one week of the Improv, please be patient with me as I work to complete the edition – it may take me a while to get the remaining books done.

Be warned – I have a tendency to overestimate what I’m capable of doing at any given time. Case in point: I still owe people books from last year. Embarrassing.

Nevertheless, I do have good intentions. I’m going for it.

I’ll see you at the Improv!

3 Responses to “Here comes the 3rd Annual Book Arts Improv!”

  1. Tracy says:

    I love the Book Arts Improv. It’s the one thing I look forward to every New Year, even though I never get picked or receive a book.

  2. Heather says:

    I love it too! Don’t know how I missed it this week. Can’t wait for next week!

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