Tuesday, 9 May 2017

3.0 # 19 (Nature)

Ok - I said nature :-) - hope that was sort of in everyones ballpark - or did I dream it??! Its wide open to interpretation and I for one would like to see the corner of the world YOU live in.  I took this photo on 26th May 2011 from the balcony - its one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.  I guess this was before drought struck South Africa. It reminds me of Everlasting Covenants.   Please put your participation into THIS discussion so its all in one place.

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  1. Speechless! Who needs a pot of gold when there's such wealth of spiritual beauty! Glad you're back. I checked the ning site and it's very much still up and running. Maybe more people can be pulled in from there, or post there as well?

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  2. What a nice surprise ! I popped in and saw your post, Cheryl, and that beautiful view of an exceptional rainbow !
    Please, count me in for #19 about Nature. I’m sure everyone will find a ’’Natural’’idea !
    I’m very pleased to share this project with you all again !x

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  3. Apologies for not answering sooner :-) - the notifications are going into trash box for some reason... Great! That makes 3 of us, I've started my background painting already - I'm MUCH more motivated than last year!!!

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  4. I want to try my hand at eco-printing. I've been inspired by a fellow blogger. It suits my way of work and the smell in the studio after unbundling is wonderful.

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  5. forgot to check the -notify me-...after admiring you gourgeous photo. nature blesses us with unique views, indeed. count me in for nr.19..no idea of what 'natural' idea i'll come up with, like white parrot press said...:-)

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  6. Hi Ptrzia and Petru, nice to see that you are in for #19!

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    1. Hi Martine! Nike to see you here too. Have you an idea yet what you're going to do?

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  7. Hi Petru - Yes, i’m very pleased to be back even if i’m still overbooked ! But i’ll find a gap to work on #19. Can’t give up the group ! It’s such a great human adventure and I can assure you, everywhere I show our books people are stunned : so many books of 38 different artists from 15 countries ! Of course I have enlarged the exchanges but i’ve been in our little group from 2012 !
    No I haven’t got the slightest idea yet of what I’m going to do. Maybe when i know the deadline ?
    Even if this blog is quite ’confidential’ I hope we’ll have more participants.
    Cheers !

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  8. Hi all, I've been pondering 'Nature' all week and I've just realised I hadn't replied yet to say please count me in.
    I'm working on a large project linked to medieval books at the moment so I think my nature will be Herbal inpired

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  9. Hello everybody, is it to late to join "Nature"? XX Svenja

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  10. Welcome Jac and Svenja - of course its not too late :-) - good to have you on board. Shall we make the date for August/September? That way if this goes quickly we can squeeze in another perhaps before December? Let me know - don't forget to push your 'notify me' button X

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  11. I'm in thank you Petru for the prompt and reminder to check the blog. Would have been gutted if I missed out

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    1. Thought so! Nice to have you on board.

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  12. Hi Cheryl - I had Kathleen on the phone and she’s going to join us. She’s just trying to sort out how the blog works !
    Martine x

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  13. Cheryl, Ptrzia, Petru, Jac, Svenja, Stephanie, Kathleen and me ... that already makes 8 ! Nice group !

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  14. This time, when we exchange addresses, or check we have them right, I'll make a point of putting them in a file on the computer. In my panic when I wanted to post I couldn't find the list. No one so far received any of my books of Endings and Beginnings?

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  15. not yet Petru, but i'm confident that it will arrive. as i see with my exchanges with Cheryl. it takes 3/4 weeks usually, it has taken more during strikes, but so far nothing got lost. :-)

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  16. Hi whoever can answer to this : is there an inbox here to send personal messages ? How can we leave our postal adresses privatly then ? Mine hasn’t changed but some others may.??

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  17. the only way is to make a post where we write the address, title it -addresses to keep private- and leave it always as a draft, pressing save and not publish. and for the rest of us to see it or add to, we must go into the dashboard and read it from there. i don't know if i expressed it well...

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  18. Thanks Patrizia but I can’t see the ’save’ button !! Either I publish or I delete... And what is the ’dashboard’ ?? 😢

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  19. go to the pannel/page where the list of posts is, it is where you have a quick view of all the posts made and where you go to make a new post, where you also find at the left the tools to navigate the administrative panel of the blog(posts, settings,reading list, etc.). i made one post, addresses to keep private, you will see it. go there write your address and leave the post as a draft, that is don't publish it.

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  20. That's clever. I hadn't thought of using 'hidden' posts to swop information.

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  21. Thanks Patrizia but I have looked everywhere to find what you said and couldn’t find anything !!on my screen, apart from the comments there isn’t anything else : no tools to navigate the administrative panel ! In fact I can only leave posts and that’s it. I am perplexe !

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  22. hi Martine, i just wrote you an email...

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  23. TICTAC - hope my gmails are going through... XX. Petru - I AM getting to write to you...Another artist Andrew Swanepoel will be joining us for this collaboration - I am just waiting for him to join the author list. Martine, you won't believe it I opened a book from you called Valley of Birches - when did you send it?? Please remember to press the notify button. Unfortunately my notifications are going into spam I see, BUT glad I popped by here. I'm working on my painting for the spine, will post photos when it looks a little more presentable!

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  24. I'm worried there's no sign of any of my books having arrived with anyone yet?
    I've started on the new project. It's an unpredictable process. Each book is going to be individual.

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    1. Petru - no book yet, but eagerly waiting. Svenja - thanks for fab pages for Zine :-)! If anyone else wants to contribute to Mail Art Makes the World Town zine, send 22 signed and numbered postcards to me - prefer handmade!! Cur up olds prints/drawing and rework them. This zinc hsd only 3 editions to go before I close it at 20 editions - thats a long enough run :-)! Copy to all participants XXX P.S. TICTAC's Zine in a Box is also something AMAZING to contribute to.

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  25. hi Petru...good news for you on this side, i just came back from the post office with your book! a beauty! so much work and beautifully done. many thanks!

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    1. Hi Ptrzia! I just saw this notice now. Glad someone received a book! Hope the others will also clock in to let me know.

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  26. Cheryl, the book you got ’Valley of birches’ ... I sent it months ago ! I don’t even remember when ! It was most probably as my part for an exchange. So I wonder if you ever got my #17 about Recycling, colours,... ?? Your very snail post is very very low indeed !
    Patrizia, I think you understood that my screen is definitely not like yours and I can’t do anything else than post comments ! No private inbox, no photos !! It drives me crazy !
    To everyone : yesterday I put on our books in a new place that is one more exhibition ! How can I send you the photos ??
    Maybe I’ll send them to Patrizia who will transfer them ?? 😠

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  28. 'm not expert, i have learnt to 'survive' blogger and Co. but i'm sure there is a way...we just cannot find it. i officially give up now. :-)
    if everybody else is is agreement, send me the pics and the text and i will be happy to set a post for you.

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  29. Martine - that book arrived as well :-)...I think it went around the world before arriving here!

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  30. Hi Cheryl et al, I am obviously way behind everyone else, but yes, I would very much like to be in on # 19. Probably I am too late? Apologies for this late post. My life has been a dizzying, stressful, and ongoing set of problems; fortunately most of them solved for now! In addition, as Martine wrote ages ago, I haven't quite understood how to work the mechanics of this blog. IF I'm too late for this exchange keep me in line for the next one! Look forward to hearing from you.

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  31. Hello Kathleen - good to hear from you :-). Lets see, I have Stephanie, Jac, Martine, Ptrizia, Petru, Cheryl, Svenja and you so that makes 8 and I think we close it here? I have done my painting which is in a new blog and the books have been cut from it - I get 8 books, so I will close it here. Thanks everyone - I'm looking forward to this one - I'm sure it will be great as usual :-)XX

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    1. Cheryl, you didn't include Andre Swanepoel - is he not taking part in this one then?

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  32. Okay, so we're eight on this journey. Great! I hope people are tracking the comments - I've been very anxious about my books from Endings and Beginnings and have had only Ptrzia confirming she received it. Please people, let me know if and when you receive it. I've been thinking I'd better make a whole new edition of it and resend but if Ptrzia received hers on the 29th of May already, others may have gotten theirs? I'm sure I got all the addresses right.

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  33. Delighted to be included! Are we committed to the usual accordion book and size? Looks to be a good group, and 8 is perfect. My only concern is that my address has changed as I have moved. I read what Patrizia wrote explaining how to send private emails—what I want to do for the address change— and am still confused. To be dealt with later. Finish date is August/September?

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    1. Hi everybody !
      One word about the addresses. I’ve got all Cheryl, Ptrzia, Petru, Svenja, Jac and Stephanie’s addresses if they haven’t changed. Kathleen will give me her new one.
      As you know I have no access whatsoever to any private box or post photos here on this blog, but the exhibition of our Books like stars which is on until June 19th in the south of France has a lot of success once again !!
      Be proud !
      It’s ok for 8 books to send by August/September. Great !
      Cheers.

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  34. Thats wonderful news :-) - you're really making an effort with the books - thanks very much Martine. Petru, no book yet... But don't give up hope - they arrive - eventually!

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  35. I am desperately trying to find out how i can post photos or anything else but there's nothing on the left (as Ptrzia said), no tools to navigate ! am I the only one ??

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    1. Martine, I just remembered it took me ages to realise I had to be logged into my gmail account, then open the blog onto the home page, top right will be 'new post'. Click on that and it will take you into the dashboard. Good luck!

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  36. Hi Martine. I too can't find any tools left, right or anywhere else. Very frustrating as there seems to be no help button either!

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  37. Martine I have sent you an email with the picture of the button where you load images. Jac, will send you same image.

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    1. Sorry Kathleen :-) - in fact I will make a blog for this so you can discuss it here for clarity.

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  38. Petru, nothing yet. Its hard to believe - the book did not even have a sea to cross to get here!

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    1. I heard from Jac, she got hers. Still waiting to hear from Svenja and Stephanie. It's the weirdest thing! I nearly suspected the local PO but the books clearly left here so I can let that one go, thank goodness. Boring!!

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  39. I heard from Svenja - she HASN't received my book and I know Cheryl hasn't and haven't heard from Stephanie Turnbull so assume she hasn't either. I find this weird two people each in the three countries - Ptrzia in Germany got hers, Svenja in Germany didn't. Jac Balmer in the UK got her and Stephanie in the UK didn't. Cheryl in SA didn't, from me also in SA. There's something weird going on. I'm going back to suspecting my local PO - there's a woman working there that's been on my case - had occasion to complain about her once before. There's no way to trace these though so this one is going to be difficult to prove. Oye!!

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  40. Petru - no book - I went to the post office this morning as I will be away for 2 weeks. If it arrives (I'm holding thumbs), they will keep it for me.

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    1. I've already made up my mind to make more of this edition and resend. I have everything ready right here so no problem. I'll let people know when it goes out. I hope your being away for two weeks mean a holiday? Take it easy, whatever it is you're up to! :-)

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    2. Sorry for not replying sooner as far as I am aware I have not received your book but I will double check as it seems strange for Jac's to have arrived but not mine

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    3. Thanks for clocking in. I'll start on the additional books tomorrow anyway. If you have received yours, then I'll just have more copies for here at home. I give extras away to friends for birthday and Christmas presents.

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  41. Hi all. I posted some experiments I'm busy with in the latest collaboration. Regarding the three missing books of Endings and Beginnings, they will go out in this week. There were a few constraints I had to overcome since we last spoke, illness being one of them. Thanks for the patience.

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  42. I'm just checking - has anyones address changed?

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  43. I'm checking - its Petru, Stephanie, Martine, Cheryl Ptrzia, Jac, Svenja and Kathleen. I will need Kathleen's new address as I am about to post - please send to my gmail account - thanks :-)(XXX

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    1. my address is the same. even though i have been out of touch, out of time and out of....out, so i guess i'll also be out of deadline. unfortunately life got very complicated for me this summer. but i will commit to send the books to each. thank you.

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  44. ABSOLUTELY no problem at all my friend - this has been an adjustment year for EVERYONE I speak to.

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  45. As Winston Churchill said when presented with an ugly baby (is there ever such a one?) "it certainly is a baby". As for me, it certainly has been a year! Unfortunately some of the fallout is that all of my books will be late. As to the new address—— I haven't figured out how to post private messages and don't want to post it here as public. I propose that everyone wait until they receive my book with the new address. Or send me your email? Or?

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    1. Kathleen, I think all babies are ugly (for the first few days). All that scaly stuff that has to come of their faces from having lived in water for so long. All wrinkly and red screaming their heads off. Once they've straightened out a bit and filled out somewhat one can start looking at them in hope that they may grow into presentable human beings. :-)

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    3. Hi Petru,
      You have a point. Mostly newborns look like scrawny chickens, except to their mother. I think WC was trying to be diplomatic. so as not to insult the poor loving mama!

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  46. My address is still the same Cheryl. Not sure what it is worth though. The PO here got robbed the other day - the day I had the Endings and Beginnings replacement books ready to post! I had huge problems of all kinds and the posting of them got delayed again and again.

    I'm about to start on the covers for the Nature series, the interiors are finished. I will also then post these, together with the replacement books of Endings and Beginnings at the end of September. I might have to do it from another town, if the local PO didn't manage to get back on track by then. What fun life is! Such an adventure! Whegh!!

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    1. Snap everyone I am also running late but the opposite of Petru, I have covers but no page(s).
      I have decided to make my own paper and pulp print the imagery so it may take me some time to complete but you will all get a book. Working full time miles away from home is seriously slowing me down

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  48. Hello dear bookfriends !
    I’m glad to see that there is some ’life’ here on this blog !
    I don’t think we should worry, we’ve known each other in this group for long enough to know that we will all send the books ! We are all reliable people ! So I’ll be late too unfortunately.

    PS : My address hasn’t changed.

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