Monday, March 21, 2011

Deadlines and Details

The ship date is the 15th of every month.
We try to stick to that as best as possible.
Remember this is one big circle and for it to work, none of the cogs can be broken.

Of course a few days here or there is no biggie. When you are a week late in shipping, get in touch with the person who you ship to and let them know what is going on.

If you have more than two books in your possession, we need to chat.
Email me and we'll work something out. What we have done in the past (great idea Ballookey) is mark your pages to work on later and then ship the oldest book you have to the next person. Then that book would come back to you at the end of the exchange from the owner of that book. That way we won't have a back log.

Does this all make sense?

I don't like to think of the dates as soft, I want us to not completely lose track of them like we did in Round 2. Things happen, life can get complicated. We have had some lives fall apart mid exchange, mine did. Everyone works together and finds a solution. We're a creative collective now. Just like the Borg. Oops, nerd alert.

I know most everyone involved just wants to keep the flow going.

The work in round three is extraordinary thus far. I am happy to be on this journey with all of you! Email me with any questions or concerns - at any time.


ballookey said...

Ha ha, you said "Borg".

Also, I have Hugh the Borg's signature from a convention somewhere around here.

henniemavis said...

Resistance is futile (say 'few-tile'). Must get the pronunciation right!

Another good thing about attention to deadline: the books don't get out of shipping order. I have Aya's Round 2 book, but don't want to send it yet, as Steve's Round 2 book has yet to arrive. Aya's book came to me 3 books too soon, since hers was supposed to be my last. The bottlenecks last summer caused that, I believe.

LOVE the work being done in Round 3! Great mix of artists! I will definitely be creeping the site all the way to a Round 4 sign-up :-)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I shipped Gretchen's round 3 book YESTERDAY to Ammon. I am, this very minute, trying to do Ballookey's--hard to stick to the deadline when the books arrive late and there are multiple books (and I had some other deadlines) I am doing the best I can. I do NOT want to gyp Ballookey by rushing through and doing a bad job. NOR would I want anyone to gyp me by rushing through my book and doing a bad job.

Considering the overall nature of the exchange, we need to AIM HIGH, work for the deadline, but keep in mind that if books arrive late, it's hard to get caught up.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

We need to balance getting caught up with doing a good job.

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roma said...

Working feverishly to get mine out to Gretchen tomorrow. I did send a note letting her know. I will take the next book with me to Vietnam, as I leave on the 12th and don't return until the 21st. Or, if the one after that reaches me, I can take that one instead, assuming I get the next one off a bit ahead of time. Long plane rides = lots of time to doodle!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! Vietnam? Tell us about it, if you have time! Briefly?

roma said...

Mary, my day job is working with Vietnam in higher education. I started traveling there at the end of '05 but really increased my involvement in '08. This will be my 13th or so trip. I LOVE it there. Have taken my girls with me. I go about 3-4 times a year. Very much a muse for me, as I almost always complete a couple or so drawings when I go. I've also been invited to study eggshell tempura lacquer method with a wonderful artist there, which I hope to do some day.