2010-10-07 [pixish]: :)
2010-10-07 [Kaimee]: Why aren't you first, miss? :)
2010-10-07 [pixish]: I don't know :P I felt bad because I'm the one who organised it :P
2010-10-07 [Kaimee]: Why aren't you first, miss? :)
2010-10-07 [Kaimee]: Silly :P Silly elftown too, can you see a million comments? ^
2010-10-07 [pixish]: I can only see your original, then my reply and then what looks like a duplicate of your comment :p
2010-10-07 [hanhepi]: this is a great idea! i'm gonna wait to sign up though, just because i can't think of anything to put by my name.
2010-10-08 [pixish]: You could put nothing, and then leave it up to the bookmark creator, if you're feeling lucky :p
2010-10-08 [pixish]: I added you :p You could have done it though :)
2010-10-08 [Nioniel]: Not on my iPod, I can't edit pages very well with it, only the top seven lines or so are editable for me, and the section for joining is further down than that. :)
thank you though, I appreciate it.
2010-10-08 [pixish]: oh :P
That's ok :) Hopefully we'll get more soon!
2010-10-08 [Skydancer]: Bookmarks.... I used to collect those, long long ago when trees were books and books were trees and the world was much much younger. :)
2010-10-08 [Lothuriel]: This is so cool. I love it!
2010-10-15 [sequeena_rae]: Sweet idea :)
2010-10-15 [Amanda Bastian]: oh, wow! :D I'll join!
2010-10-15 [Lothuriel]: I LOVE this idea! I can't wait to find out what I get to make!!!!
2010-10-16 [pixish]: :3!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Silvie :D I was thinking this wasn't going to get off the ground ^_^ @Loth I can't wait either! :D
2010-10-16 [pixish]: amg, 13 watchers and only 8 participants :p
2010-10-16 [hanhepi]: screw it i joined. lol. i made a bookmark a few weeks ago anyway, (before the wiki happened) and i think i learned a few things.
i put the "or" on there just so no one was trying to come up with an abstract colorful native design. lol.
2010-10-16 [Eyden13]: Main I missed it!
2010-10-16 [*Phoenix*]: So do you mail them their bookmarks or send them virtually?
2010-10-16 [Kyrinn]: *watches*
2010-10-16 [pixish]: wew!
@Phoenix - I would say mail, but I guess if the person you were sending it to was ok with printing, etc then that would be ok?
I'll do the draw in a few minutes :)
2010-10-17 [pixish]: I put the names in one of my babooshka dolls and picked them out one at a time :p
2010-10-17 [Flisky]: Now to get to work. ^_^
2010-10-17 [pixish]: yes! I'm going to have to do some research :p I might see if the library has some books about Native Americans :p
2010-10-17 [Nioniel]: Woohoo!
2010-10-17 [pixish]: I don't suppose anyone wants to have a go at making an amazing banner? :p Mine kind of sucks, and I think it's always good to have a few to pick from :)
2010-10-17 [Kyrinn]: I dunno, I kind of like its simplicity actually. :)
2010-10-17 [pixish]: Maybe I'll make it in different colours then :p
2010-10-18 [*Phoenix*]: Ah. I see.....I'd love to make one, but I don't know if my parents would be happy with me giving away our address.. :(
2010-10-18 [Kaimee]: The draw has already been done, and the bookmarks allocated anyway! :(
2010-10-18 [*Phoenix*]: There will be more rounds, won't there?
2010-10-18 [Kaimee]: Hopefully, but this one only just started! x) If it goes well, presumably we can do heaps of rounds :D
If you're concerned, many of the participants seem to be crew or guards, we could always arrange it so that only site staff end up with access to your address?
If your parents still aren't happy with that, we probably can't do much else, but you could always specify that yours should be digital, and then you could print it yourself :D
2010-10-18 [Nioniel]: Or rent a P.O. Box.
2010-10-18 [Kaimee]: That seems a little overboard, when printing is so easy :P
2010-10-18 [Nioniel]: Juuuust a suggestion. When I had online penpals a few years back, I got a P.O. Box, just in case. It was fairly useful, and quite inexpensive. :P
2010-10-18 [Lothuriel]: Freaking Sweet!! I can't wait to get started on mine!
2010-10-18 [Skydancer]: its an idea, though these days its about 25 per six months for a box and you have to be an adult to get one and of course you have to be able to drive to the post office to get your mail. :)
2010-10-18 [Lothuriel]: Wow! Really? Here it is $10.00 per year! 0__o
2010-10-18 [Skydancer]: It was 25 for six months when I asked at Highlands post office. Then too, its a good three miles for me to get to the post office from here, so not really an option anyway. :)
2010-10-18 [hanhepi]: pixie: just google Native American Beadwork. that will give you a good idea of the style stuff i mean. :)
2010-10-18 [pixish]: ok :p
2010-10-18 [Kyrinn]: Where do YOU guys live?? I wanna move there, its like near $120 bucks a year for a tiny one up here! D:
2010-10-18 [Nioniel]: $120!?!? Wowzer...
2010-10-19 [Kyrinn]: Its ridiculous. >.> We pay about 100 bucks a year on our box but we dont get it though the post office. We get a nice sized box and a physical address. The post office you get.. a box. XP
2010-10-19 [pixish]: haha, han I just realised that I can finally send you your letter/package at the same time :P
2010-10-20 [Lothuriel]: Ok, I was wrong about the $10 per year. It's $10 per month, $25 for 6 months, or $50 (with some sort of discount if you pay all at once).
2010-10-20 [*Phoenix*]: True, true...We'll come up with something...
2010-10-20 [hanhepi]: lmao pixie!
2010-10-22 [pixish]: :D
I'm thinking that I'm going to do a mixed media kind of thing for my bookmark :D I have already drawn a kind of 'map' of what I'd *like* to do but I'm not sure if it will work the way I want to :p I'm so excited to start but part of it has to wait until next week so I can buy some bits and pieces for it :D
2010-10-22 [hanhepi]: that sounds really awesome! i'm trying something creative too, but my practice run last night failed miserably.
2010-10-23 [pixish]: aw :(
Are you going to try again? Or go in a completely different direction?
2010-10-24 [hanhepi]: i am steadfastly trying similar but different techniques. and i think i've got one that will work!
2010-10-25 [pixish]: woo! :3
2010-10-25 [Kaimee]: wow I think I must be boring, I was just going to draw digitally then print it out nicely ^^;
2010-10-25 [pixish]: Well, I actually did most of mine digitally :p I've finished that part today (Still undecided on whether I want to laminate it or not...) I just wanted to add some other things to it as well :3
2010-10-25 [hanhepi]: i would have done a digital print, then laminate, but my printer is DOA. my next idea was to hand draw, but i'm too shakey lately for that ("um, yes Flisk, i swear that squiggle is a dragon!") , so i'm working with fabric arts.
i thought melting crayon into the fabric was a promising idea (and a great way to use some dead crayons!), but after experimentatio
2010-10-25 [Flisky]: Heehee. (I have to laugh, it's kind of amusing.)
I actually did mine digitally, too. But I photomanipulat
2010-10-25 [hanhepi]: i've been alternately laughing and cussing like a sailor through the whole process. lol. XD
2010-10-25 [nehirwen]: Sounds like an awesome process Han! :3
Mine's digital too, bit of painting and photomanipulat
2010-10-26 [pixish]: I'm going to put up an expression of interest for the next round up :)
I'm thinking that it won't be set in stone that you CAN'T participate twice in a row, but it would be polite to let people who haven't had a go in line first :)
2010-10-26 [Nioniel]: Flisky, I love it!
2010-10-26 [Flisky]: I was really hoping it wouldn't get too mutilated in the mail. ^_^
2010-10-27 [Nioniel]: Sure! I'll do uploadz on Thursday. :P
2010-10-27 [pixish]: how exciting :3
I'm sending han's tomorrow :D Along with the letter and other things I owe her :3 I forgot to take a picture before I wrapped it though >_< I have the digital file but I added some other stuff
2010-10-27 [hanhepi]: i can get a picture when it gets here, no problem.
i'm still laboring over mine. :/ had 2 made, but i've managed to lose one i worked on for hours. just *poof* can't find it. :( maybe the dog ate it. i could just check their poop and send it anyway... lol.
2010-10-27 [Flisky]: Can we not do that and just let the dog have it?
2010-10-27 [hanhepi]: you sure? it was a very cool bookmark. lol.
2010-10-27 [Linderel]: *pipes up* I finally have a complete idea! And materials! Yay!
Although I'll have to wait until next week to start since much of the stuff I need is in Oulu. Where I am not.
2010-10-27 [SilverFire]: I've had most of the materials for mine for ages. And then whenever I start to make it, I discover I'm missing something essential, like a ruler. -_- Stationary fail.
2010-10-28 [Nioniel]: Lami, PM me your address, purleeasseee! ^^
2010-10-28 [hanhepi]: ok, mine's done! (dog poop free, i never did find that one.) now you just gotta wait on Randy to take it to the post office. :D
i even remembered to photograph it, but didn't think to check the pictures before i sealed the envelope. so there's gonna be a blurry picture, but i don't post them until she gets them, right?
2010-10-28 [hanhepi]: bente: i could send you the dog poop bookmark, that's sorta in the "medical theme"... if it get surgically removed from my dog it counts double, right?
2010-10-28 [pixish]: woo, yours is sent han! Michael put it in the mail this morning :) There is a letter and a bunch of other stuff inside and some stickers :p I don't know if your kids are too old for stickers or not... :p
2010-10-28 [Nioniel]: Thankies. ^^
2010-10-28 [Bente]: Hanhepi: Hah, that would be kick-ass! (pun unintended)
I bet the oversea transport would make it even juicier! =P
2010-10-28 [hanhepi]: pixie: woo hoo! yours remembers to post things. mine left flisk's letter layin on the counter this morning.
bente: i'll see what i can do! XD
2010-10-28 [Nioniel]: I posted a photo! :)
2010-10-28 [Flisky]: This is the most hilarious conversation I have ever read. ^_^
2010-10-30 [Kaimee]: Cutest banner ever!!
2010-10-30 [pixish]: because it has a tassle? :3
2010-10-30 [Kaimee]: yes x) I love that tassle!
2010-10-30 [pixish]: Well, I thought it wqas discussed somewhere that they're almost essential to the essence of a bookmark (or something like that :3)
2010-10-30 [hanhepi]: are they really? uh oh. :/
2010-10-31 [pixish]: x)Well, mine didn't have tassles either, han :P So don't worry :P
2010-10-31 [Linderel]: Does pixay want tassles in her bookmark? It could be arranged. :o
2010-11-01 [pixish]: It is entirely up to you, Lami :3
2010-11-01 [hanhepi]: well flisk, no need to look for the bookmark yet! i gotta prod Randy to actually take the damned thing to the post office some more, he left it on the counter yet again. bastard. (at this rate it will be quicker for me to get my license and drive it to the post office my self.)
2010-11-01 [Flisky]: Heehee. That's okay. ^_^
2010-11-02 [Kaimee]: Nehi will have to wait for my tax to be finished... considering it was due yesterday I hope it wont be too much longer! :P
2010-11-04 [Flisky]: I got mine! They are awesome! ^_^
2010-11-05 [pixish]: woooo! Are there pictures? :D
2010-11-05 [Flisky]: I was going to take pictures today, but I decided to go to work instead. :P
2010-11-05 [pixish]: well, you're no fun :p
2010-11-05 [Nioniel]: After I laminate Lami's and send Lami's, I'd love to do this again! :)
2010-11-05 [pixish]: I was thinking that for the next round, we'll let people who haven't done it before fill up the spaces, and then if we need some more people anyone can jump in, whether they've just done a swap or not :)
2010-11-05 [pixish]: I'm kind of excited for mine :P I've been using a cardboard game case as a bookmark this week, hehe
2010-11-05 [Nioniel]: Yeah, I assumed so. ^^ this has been so much fun!
2010-11-05 [hanhepi]: i got mine today!! omg, it's soo cool!
2010-11-05 [pixish]: YAYYY!!!!!
I'm so excited! :p I was thinking 'I wish han's would hurry up and get there, I want to know if she likes it >_<'
Are you able to take a photo of it? :D
2010-11-05 [hanhepi]: i will tomorrow. it's dark outside and my lighting in here is shitty. i'll get it during optimal hours, and get photos of my new table at the same time. (i promised my mom.)
2010-11-05 [pixish]: yay :)
2010-11-05 [Lothuriel]: [SilverFire], I just need to put the finishing touches on yours. I am looking for the perfect "ribbon" to go on the top of it. I will be shopping this evening so hopefully I can find something.
2010-11-06 [pixish]: han, is it tomorrow yet? :D
2010-11-06 [Nioniel]: :)
2010-11-06 [hanhepi]: lol, no not yet. it's that time difference screwing with you i think.... yeah yeah, that's it.
2010-11-06 [Nioniel]: riiiigghhht...
2010-11-07 [Linderel]: I use all kinds of things as bookmarks on a regular basis :D Receipts, playing cards, pieces of paper decorated with stickers... I do have actual bookmarks, I think. I just have no clue where. xD
2010-11-07 [hanhepi]: that's what most of mine are too. just random bits of paper.
2010-11-07 [pixish]: I think Michael has a bookmark, it's one of Liv Tyler in the Lord of the Rings :p He never reads though, and I prefer my bookmarks to be ... less commercialised :p
(Silly, I know :p)
2010-11-14 [pixish]: How are bookmarks going? :)
2010-11-14 [SilverFire]: Blah. I started making mine, and then discovered the technique I was going to use wasn't going to work. I'm still trying to think of another way to do it.
2010-11-14 [Nioniel]: I need to print mine, then laminate it. The laminating won't be a problem, I have a machine at home, but for the life of me, I can't find a colour printer to use! :(
2010-11-14 [Kaimee]: I'm lucky to have the professional art quality printers at work x) Design studios are very handy for personal projects...
2010-11-15 [Nioniel]: :P Lucky.
2010-11-15 [pixish]: If you have a newsagent near you, they might do it?
I got hanhepi's one laminated at the newsagent across the road from me :)
2010-11-15 [Nioniel]: Tomorrow I'm going to visit craft shops and photo print shops to see if they can do it, I think. Our library used to have a colour printer, but not anymore, apparently. :(
2010-11-15 [Kyrinn]: Okay, if I sign up now but realise I cant do it later, how does that work?
2010-11-15 [Lothuriel]: Staples can do it pretty cheaply [nionel]. Well that's if you have a Staples around those parts.
2010-11-15 [Nioniel]: We do! Great, thanks!! :)
2010-11-25 [Linderel]: Fiiiiiinally almost done! Just need some lamination and we're good to go.
2010-11-26 [pixish]: yay yay yay yay !!!!
2010-11-28 [SilverFire]: I've almost finished mine, but I'm rather dubious about the quality. I'm just not sure if it's good enough. <_<
2010-12-01 [pixish]: You can't put it down to never being satisfied with your own work? :p
2010-12-01 [pixish]: and I'm sure it is lovely :)
2010-12-01 [SilverFire]: I think I'll put it down to the one you made being disgustingly awesome. :P
2010-12-03 [pixish]: haha :p I still think that most of the appeal is from having something that someone else made FOR you :p!
2010-12-03 [pixish]: (and thank you :D)
2010-12-08 [pixish]: I got mine todayyyyyyyyyy
2010-12-10 [Nioniel]: Lami, yours has been printed, laminated, and is in the mail today! :D
2010-12-10 [Linderel]: Woot! :D
2010-12-11 [SilverFire]: Nope, nothing yet. :o
2010-12-11 [Kaimee]: I'm failing at mine xD It's half finished! But it just got bumped from the schedule because I have to work this weekend :(
I thought the benefits of a 9-6 mon-fri job was that weekends were free... :(
2010-12-13 [Lothuriel]: Darn...
2010-12-16 [Linderel]: I hope mine gets here by Monday... *crosses fingers*
2011-01-04 [Nioniel]: Lami, did you ever get yours?
2011-01-04 [Linderel]: I wouldn't know. :) I've been in Helsinki since the 21st. Going back to Oulu next Monday.
2011-01-05 [Nioniel]: Oooh. :)
2011-01-13 [Linderel]: Doesn't seem to have ever arrived. :S So it's either stuck somewhere or got lost.
2011-01-13 [Nioniel]: Oh nooo! :(
2011-01-18 [Lothuriel]: Silvie...you still haven't gotten your bookmark? If you have then that's awesome! If not, I really need to call the postal service and find out what is going on. I sent a package to Finland on the same day and it was returned to me this morning. The postal service is claiming the address doesn't exist, which has happened before. :( I HATE THE FRACKING USPS.
2011-01-19 [Akayume]: I randomly happened upon this and thought it was too cute it pass up. (:
2011-03-14 [Amanda Bastian]: Finally got mine done for Kaimee :) @.@
2011-03-15 [nehirwen]: I deserved that, I haven't send mine to Loth either, yet. '-_-
2011-03-15 [Kaimee]: Hahaha! Well, I'll track it down and get it printed nicely :) It's on my old laptop backup, but I can do it at work tomorrow methinks :3
2011-03-15 [Amanda Bastian]: I don't have a printer -_- so I couldn't send it through the mail. Sorry, Kaimee :(
2011-03-15 [Linderel]: There are always shops that can do it for you. I just went to the university print today to get a photo print done. :)
2011-03-15 [Amanda Bastian]: That's cool :)
2011-03-15 [nehirwen]: :3 I'll go track down a nice print shop too.
2011-03-15 [Akayume]: I want the next round to fill up so I can make a bookmark. :P
2011-03-15 [Amanda Bastian]: yeah. I wanna make another one :)
2011-03-15 [Linderel]: If people who weren't in the last round wish to participate and we're in danger of running out of spots, I can step aside.
2011-05-01 [pixish]: I keep forgetting to take pictures of the awesome bookmakrs I got :) I'll try and remember! (It would be easier if my camera was working but it was being retarded recently, I have to use the scanner at work)
2011-05-03 [SilverFire]: Nop. :(
2011-05-03 [Lothuriel]: :( I will have to make another.
2011-06-16 [Kiddalee]: May I add myself?
2011-06-16 [Linderel]: I'm sure you may.
2011-06-16 [Kiddalee]: Then... Hooray!
2011-06-16 [Kiddalee]: Hrrmmm... I might change my specs before the current exchange is complete.
2011-07-01 [Kiddalee]: Good thing the mail strike in Canada is over.
2011-07-01 [SilverFire]: Btw Loth, my address has changed now. :O
2011-07-19 [Kiddalee]: Hi Ixel!
2011-07-19 [Ms. Steel]: Why hellooo!
2011-07-20 [Kiddalee]: Hooray! We're full! And it looks like I'll be able to learn more art and craft techniques by the time we are assigned partners. :-P
2011-07-29 [Blaithin]: Oh I really like this idea! I'll definitely sign up for the next round! I have a secret bookmark fetish :x
2011-08-06 [Kiddalee]: I have a book fetish >.>
2011-08-19 [PhoenixSilverDark]: This is a wonderful project. It reminds me of an art exchange I participated in called The Change Exchange. It would be interesting if to accompany the digital archive you had an art show of exchanged bookmarks.
2011-09-03 [pixish]: I'll leave the previous round there in case people still haven't gotten their bookmarks :p
I'll be putting up the next 'exchange' list this afternoon with the new sign ups :)
2011-09-03 [SilverFire]: So you don't have any provision in place to make sure that everyone who makes a bookmark actually gets one? Are you going to let people who failed to send their bookmark enter later rounds? According to that list there are four people who haven't received their bookmark, six who have. That's not a great success rate. <_<
Sorry to make such a negative comment, but I kinda' feel that's something that needs to be addressed. ._.;;
2011-09-03 [Linderel]: Nio sent me mine, it just never arrived. >_<
2011-09-03 [Nioniel]: Twice now, actually. :/
2011-09-03 [Linderel]: That's just weird, that is.
2011-09-03 [Nioniel]: Post here has been odd lately. Hubby sends stuff out from his online store and has filed no less than 5 complaints with the postal service in the last two months about post not arriving to customers. When I've got the extra money, I'll send it insured (if I can to where you are). I wish I could send with delivery-confi
2011-09-05 [Kiddalee]: Well well. I chose a good time to log in. I'd better get going on mine.
2011-09-09 [pixish]: Do what you want, I don't really have time to police everyone and chase up people who haven't done it. It's just something fun, not a competition. I think at least 2 bookmarks have gone missing in the mail. I'm not sure if [nehirwen] received one in the mail but there is a picture of it in the gallery.
Alternatively everyone could just add their names to a list and people can just pick someone to make a bookmark for, that way everyone does it all themselves.
2011-09-09 [pixish]: Or we could have digital files only, that way people could upload and printing could be the receiver's responsibility
2011-09-09 [SilverFire]: I don't see how making sure everyone who makes something actually gets something in return suddenly turns it into a competition. Ensuring everyone gets a bookmark is just ensuring that it IS fun for everyone. People tend to not find it quite so fun if they never get anything.
"I don't really have time to police everyone and chase up people who haven't done it." Then with all due respect, maybe you just don't actually have time to run it? :/ When I run the Secret Santa each year I make sure everyone who makes a present gets a present in return. I have a small group of volunteers, including myself, who are all prepared to make a second entry to ensure that no one is left out, and anyone who fails to submit their entry is barred from entering the next year.
If doing it digitally only is the best way to ensure more people get their bookmark, then go for it.
2011-09-09 [pixish]: Ok then, I don't have time to run it. Whoever wants it, feel free.
2011-09-15 [Mortified Penguin]: I would prefer it not be digital, as I'm temporarily out of printers and printer paper and the patience to deal with my lack of printing necessities.
Also, what should I do when I finish my bookmark and have it ready to ship?
2011-09-20 [Anvikit]: send it to me!!.. I mean.. Contact [Kiddalee] and get contact information? And send it to her?
I didn't realize the new session was up until just now! The new list was hidden under the old list.. :P That's what I get for not being very attentive! *gets busy*
2011-09-20 [Linderel]: Oh dear. :O *puts thinking cap on*
2011-09-23 [pixish]: Mort - contact who you're supposed to be sending it to and get their details :p
2011-09-29 [Amanda Bastian]: ok well :) I'll see what i can do for mine ^_^