Thanks to those of you who weighed in about our log jams.
Ash has mailed the three books she had to Heidi. Heidi, if you can leave some pages for Ash in those books that would be grand. Whoever owns those books can get ahold of Ash at the end of the exchange and communicate about how to get the books back to Ash for her pages, if both parties desire to do so.
Going forward, if you can't make the deadline, please - please - please communicate with the group or at least the person you are scheduled to mail to. Willie has communicated with me that he is still a a bit behind due to his move, but is planning on catching up ASAP.
Also, please be patient with all group members. I know from my experience earlier in the year, when my life was falling apart the last thing on my mind was creating art. We've got things moving again, lets keep up the momentum, patience and communication.
I should have been more on top of those who were behind and should have been urging them to ship books along. I am still piecing my life together and trying to get back into old rhythms and comfort zones myself, so please if there is any blame here, place it where it should be -- on me.
I am interested in keeping all 12 of us in this exchange to the end. I am with Anders I just want my book back with all of your art. I don't care how long it takes to get to me.
Exchanges can be frustrating, life does get in the way, people do fall behind. I was getting books months late in round one and was very frustrated. However, I was able to keep everyone in and going and I truly treasure looking at that book. We are here to share, revel in each others creative endeavors and have a good time. I like getting the books regularly too, but I know that sometimes a sketchbook exchange just isn't top priority.
Hang in there everyone! I am so glad all of you are doing this, passionate about it and devoting the time it takes to contribute. If there are any further issues, please let me know.