Etsy traveling journal collaborative **details**

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The Etsy traveling journal is brand new, collaborative mail-art project. The basic idea is this:

A handmade journal is passed from one Etsian to another, via the mail. Each participant gets a full spread in the journal to create, embellish, draw, paint, write, *whatever* they want. Then they pass it along to the next person until the entire book is filled.

This first book will be 5 x 8 inches and have hard covers. It will come with a companion writing journal to include your thoughts and experiences on the project.

The finished book will be on display at the Etsylabs in NYC. We will have a blog set up to track the progress of the book, updated with images of each spread:

Participation is first-come, first-served based on the order in which we receive your contact information.

To sign up, please EMAIL with:
-- Your name
-- Your mailing address
-- Your Etsy username

This project is organized by myself ( ) and Heather ( ). Feel free to convo either of us, or email the etsyjournal address with questions.

DO NOT CONVO your sign-up information -- please use the email address above.

We hope to have more books in the future, if all goes well!

Posted at 12:40pm Feb 8, 2007 EST


**** OFFICIAL GUIDELINES for the Etsy traveling journal collaborative ****

------- SIGNING UP ----
-- Each participant must sign up by sending their name, address, Etsy shop name & email address to

-- Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis of getting your sign-up request.

-- Each participant will be notified that you are next in line when your address is sent to the person before you (all done by email).

-- IF a participant desires to be "skipped" due life circumstances, please email immediately upon getting your 'next in line' notification.

-- Participant MUST email when you get the book to find out where to send it next. No contact information is sent with the book itself for privacy reasons.

-- Each participant gets a 2-page spread; you will be assigned page numbers when you get your 'next in line' notification email.

-- Do not alter anyone else's artwork, or use pages not assigned to you. (If you make a mistake, look at it as an opportunity for your entry to "evolve" into something else; be creative.)

-- Please write about your entry in the small companion book (at least giving your page numbers, name & etsy shop name -- but hopefully more).

-- Please scan or photograph your pages before sending the book, then email images to for the blog.

-- Participants can have the book for up to ONE WEEK maximum. Please ship promptly.

-- Please ship with Delivery Confirmation, if available. This book is one of a kind; we don't want to lose it!

-- By signing up, all participants agree to pay all shipping costs out of your own pocket. You also agree to pay for international shipping if necessary.

This project is organized by myself ( ) and Heather ( ). Feel free to convo either of us, or email with questions.

Posted at 12:40pm Feb 8, 2007 EST


Posted at 12:40pm Feb 8, 2007 EST

Here's the original thread on this project:

If you posted with interest in that thread, be sure you send in your actual sign-up info to us. :)

Posted at 12:42pm Feb 8, 2007 EST

Yay! This sounds fun!

Posted at 12:43pm Feb 8, 2007 EST

LemonCadet says

Great idea.

Thanks for organizing this. It's got to be a lot of work.

Posted at 12:52pm Feb 8, 2007 EST

is the book going international???

OUissi x

Posted at 12:55pm Feb 8, 2007 EST

International participants are welcome and encouraged! Please sign up.

Posted at 1:02pm Feb 8, 2007 EST

Our first book will have 200 pages. So give or take a title/rules section, we should be able to have about 100 people participate in the first book.

Posted at 1:05pm Feb 8, 2007 EST

Don't forget to sign up for the blog after you've emailed your info :)

Posted at 1:10pm Feb 8, 2007 EST