Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Great Delay

Hi All,

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.

Mucho luvo!

10 comments:

steve said...

Hey Andrea, please don't blame yourself - honestly, you have nothing to do with it. In the meantime, well put - time to forge ahead.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I agree; it is NOT your fault!!!

Ellen said...

I just figured "log jams" were an expected of the exchange.

milo said...

just love you Andrea.. thanks to reaching out to the group and I hope you are feeling better and bit back to your old self.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I second that motion!

Andrea said...

Thanks all! I think I am getting there.

henniemavis said...

3 books incoming, gotcha. Ash sent me the tracking ID & I see the package has already entered the US. I should be careful what I wish for, as very soon the "logjam" will be at my house, HA!

Will do my best to get one of the 3 finished & mailed on to Aya ASAP :-)... stay tuned...

ash said...

I know I already told you Andrea but, please don’t blame yourself. My fault for not just sending stuff along when the vortex of chaos imploded and engulfed my life shooting particles of disorder and anxiety everywhere.

As well, just wanted to let everyone know that I’m currently moving apartments and because for some reason everything has to take forever in Canada my internet won’t be hooked up until July 10th. I may have access here and there.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

FYI: I may be away for a month camping. We were going, but now the trip is in jeopardy--will let you know.

Andrea said...

Summer is a tough time to keep things moving as everyone has a lot to do and wants to be outside. Thanks to all for your communication.