the printing on the shop-wide pass-it-on piece had finished up, but then the pages just sat there for a while – needing something not quite known which turned out to be waxing, which there’s been a spate of around here, and somehow was The Thing for this too, or A Thing anyway, that seemed to pull it all together. I hadn’t looked at it for who knows how long, so it was exciting to see how it turned out – it’s really become Something! except it is still loose pages, and all of us who printed on it have gotten 3 copies to bind as we’d like. which is exciting, I’m looking forward to seeing what people come up with, but also a little nerve-wracking, since there aren’t really spares to experiment on. well, I suppose they’ll all be experiments… I think the original thought was an accordion, something continuous to go along with the theme of River, but now that it’s waxed I’m not sure about glueing the pages together into one long piece, and the paper is maybe a bit thin – for some reason I think of accordions as being able to stand up, which this wouldn’t, but maybe I’m being too restrictive. the sheets are translucent – even before the wax they weren’t totally opaque, so there’s also been talk about backing sheets, which could give some rigidity/stand-up-ablity, and also gives the pages very different feels depending on the color chosen. quite the rabbit hole of possibility there!
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