The first Broach of the Month Club finished successfully and I am dreaming up phase two and a documentation project of sorts. I am in the process of purchasing the original BOM brooches from the makers, accosting people who look like they might be a book club willing to dabble in brooches and working on a manifesto for future clubs. I miss the regular interaction I had with the wearers, they were a fabulous group.
If you happen to be in Gisborne over the summer, I will be talking about the project at the pecha kucha there on 13th January. The event organised by lovely wearer, Pene Walsh.
Rare Fungal Behaviour: time-share brooches
July 2009 – ongoing
Jewellery on the Brink of a Relationship: Thank notes to in the form of jewellery
November 2009 – ongoing
While still in its infancy, I am extremely excited about the potential of this project and I think it is shaping up well. I have sent three items out and received two response back so far. I am already breaking the rules I have set for myself. For instance, there is a secret, second list of thank you notes that will push me over the original number of 26. I am rethinking my initial delegation of items due to potential issue with customs laws regarding the shipment of plant products. I have decided to give myself and the hard working posties a Christmas holiday off before sending any other items out. I will kick back into gear in mid-January.
I am still really excited about this body of work and continuing my explorations.