For years I've been creating strange shapes as a kind of stream-of-consciousness activity while I'm trying to brainstorm a project or assignment, while taking notes in various classes, or while talking on the phone. Sometimes these doodles take shape and become a recognizeable object, while mostly they remain ambiguous inkblots in which each person sees something else.
Yearning for a collaborative project, I have decided to invite others, including complete strangers, to submit a phrase, idea, or word for me to ruminate on and then create one of these drawings. Give me inspiration!
I request that submissions be made to this blogpost, in the form of a comment. I'm allowing anonymous comments for the purposes of this collaboration, so those without Google or Blogger accounts may participate.
The zine will be an open edition creation, ranging from 20-30 pages, depending on the response to my call for submissions. Those whose submissions I select will receive a free copy of the zine, while the submission I deem "most enjoyable" will also be placed in the coveted "centerfold" position of the zine.
As an added bonus, contributors whose submissions are chosen will recieve a copy of the zine with a hand-embroidered cover if they also follow this blog.
Deadline for submissions is December 31st at midnight. The zines will finished and sent to contributors at the beginning of February, 2014.