Scattered Journals

I have a group called A Year of Art Journals, here on IUOMA.  But the journals I bought are too heavy to mail between countries, so I came up with a (not so original) idea.

There are six of them, and I'm calling it my Scattered Journals project.  I'm going to leave them in places for people to find them, add to them, and pass them on or leave them for someone else to find.

Do I expect to ever see them again?  Not really!  But you never know; there's a slight chance that one could survive, and that adds just enough element of suspense to make me want to do it.

I thought it would be fun to make this group and document what happens.  It probably won't be very active.  lol

1. Feel free to join the group if you're curious to see what happens with my journals.

2. Feel free to tell us about your experience if you've ever done this.

3. Feel free to try this yourself and post here so we can see what happens with your journals.

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Comment by PJ Matilda on May 17, 2017 at 2:37pm

I agree Gin, anything can happen.  This may well be the last time I ever see these journals.  I'm going to put instructions that people can do art or write something, since not everyone draws.  I'll also suggest just doodling.  

It will be interesting to see if I ever see any of them again, and if I do, what will be inside.  Some nice art, doodling, and poetry, or something disgusting.  There are a lot of different people out there.  lol

Comment by gin on May 17, 2017 at 4:09am

That's interesting, I've heard it being done with postcards and it worked with some of them. There were books of the postcards (can't remember the name of the books) but they were left in places and asked people to anonymously mail in their deepest secrets. So people like to talk about themselves (Or I know I do --- and I think other people do.) Maybe that would be an incentive to get the journals back ---- put prompts to get people to journal about themselves??? I don't know! By all means do this YOUR way. I stand behind you!!!! :D I'll be interested to see your results. And besides, another thought --- your people who pick this up might not be artistically inclined and might actually BE thieves (like professionals) ~~~~ not that they'd want a journal, but I don't really know. Just my 2,000 cents. Great group PJ Matilda!!!! XX :D :D

Comment by PJ Matilda on May 17, 2017 at 3:08am

My first Scattered Journal is going to be left somewhere this Saturday.  I'll take a photo when I leave it.


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