Thursday, March 10, 2011

HEY EVERYONE! I am sorry about the huge delay. sosososos sorry


but I finally got my mind together. sending this one out to ballookey asap tomorrow-EXPRESS!

I'm getting the hang of the routine. I won't let you guys down.






The collaboration piece^


16 comments:

Ammon said...

Worth the wait.

claudia said...

thanks! :)

i have to work on time management/ find inspiration faster.

Ammon said...

Just so you don't feel alone, I have no idea what our deadlines are. I just work in the books when I can and hope that I will send them off at a somewhat appropriate time. I think Andrea told me but I keep getting lectures about not reading or listening carefully.

Anyway, this is great stuff.

roma said...

Definitely! And I'm in the same boat (I say as I fret over the fact that I've only completed the collaboration piece in Mike's book).

claudia said...

phew! good to hear that I am not alone with this. first time doing this, so i wasn't sure how strict the deadlines were.

appreciate the compliments guys! same goes to you, super excited to see yours when it comes around.

Aya Rosen said...

your work is beautiful! I love what I'm seeing here.

The deadline is the 15th of each months.

roma said...

Claudia, meant to tell you that sending USPS First Class is a LOT less pricey than Priority or Express and works pretty fast.

claudia said...

hahah i just sent it in this morning. ill remember that for next time!
i sent mine priority, they said it would get to her by monday/tuesday. it was about $5.50. how much us it first class?

ballookey said...

Yipee! I'm so glad - your work looks wonderful. I love the lettering in particular, which is great because I'd planned a couple of pages of lettering for this book.

Awesome!

I think the deadlines are a little soft, but some folks are cautious because there were severe backups in the last round where people completely lost track of where their books are, which is why communication is so important. Heidi once said, and I'm inclined to agree, that a delay is no big deal, but when three or four books pile up, one needs to have a serious talk with oneself about commitment. Plus, if there's a serious multi-book backup, then that gets passed on to the next person which isn't quite fair. Trying to stick to the shipping schedule ensures that everyone gets a fair chance to do a decent job on each book and not feel rushed.

ballookey said...

Oh, and I'm going to pull a "Mary" here and leave back-to-back comments. ;) (Love you, Mary!)

About shipping: I usually ship Priority because I want the delivery confirmation. Last exchange, Steve's book went missing for a month. Since I hadn't gotten any tracking options on it, we didn't know it was in the Post Office waiting for pickup the whole time. After that, I started using the tracking options, but I might have mentioned there's a sheep herding part of my brain that hates to lose track of things... ;)

mollypeck said...

Claudia, these are so beautiful! Wow! Now- on to more selfish questions: you got my book, right?

claudia said...

thank you molly!
and yes i did, hahah. amazing work. im having fun adding to your last page.

Ammon said...

Aya, I WAS thriving on the mystery of the deadline.

Now I have to pretend that I don't know what the date is which won't be too hard.

claudia said...

hahaha, sorry for ruining for that you Ammon.

roma said...

Good point on the tracking option with Priority. I'll use that from now in that case. Or, you might be able to add one to First Class, but I'm not sure. When I shipped First Class without the tracking, it was $2 or slightly less.

Andrea said...

Yay Claudia! I agree with everyone, totally worth the wait.