Isn’t this lovely? Brew
I am trying to get a handle on 2016 Circles now – which ones are still spinning? Which have ended? Thank you to all of you who have contacted me.
If your Circle is continuing this year, please let me know. If yours has ended and you would like to join a new Circle let me know.
Apologies to anyone who has signed up here and has not been given a Circle. I am forming several Circles now and will be in touch very soon.
I am sending books back now, after the Circles Convention. Most people want me to keep their books in our new Circles archive. If you would like your original book (the one you started for your Circle) returned to you, please send me a photo of it so that I can identify it, and your postal address, plus instructions on whether you want it sent registered post. I will let you know how much the postage and packaging will cost, and you can pay this via Paypal here or I can invoice you from Brew Drawing.
The Circles Convention in London was wonderful! Thank you to so many of you for attending, from all over the world, and for bringing or sending your books. The books looked great on 3 big circular tables together!
We drew a big (but v incomplete) map of the Circles, all around the world, with notes about books and people that seem to be out of touch / missing.
Some Circles, as planned, are ending now, and new ones beginning. Do chat with your own circle and decide whether you are carrying on with yours for now, or wish to form or join a new one. Let me know at: email@example.com
Most people want me to keep their books in our new Circles archive. If you would like your original book (the one you started for your Circle) returned to you, please send me a photo of it, or a description so that I can identify it, and your postal address. I will send you a Paypal invoice for postage and then get it in the post back to you asap.
- and please encourage your Circle to follow this blog.
thank you for this.
I will participate in the symposium, and in addition, in the drawing circles conventions.
As I wrote and suggested to the group, I am also fond of the idea of leaving ‘my’ book in In England to have it permanently integrated in the overall process of sharing and interventions and iterations. I really love this idea as it rounds up the project for me. I will bring the book to London on the 5th then.
Re drawing the circle:
I already made something similar like which is part of Kelly’s book :)) to get clear on the journey that our drawings and books have been making.
So I just took the photograph I made before sending on the book and I added some notes with BRUSHES on th ipad assuming that all books are ‘at home’ exept the one of Venantius which was refused by the customs for duty problems and is on the way back to him, it should at his place soon.
This is something to start. Please add/alter it with your information :))
All the best from Vienna and hope to meet you soon,
To try to get a handle of where all the CIrcles books are…could one person (or more) in each Cricle make a drawing / diagram of where each book now is? Then I can make a big map of all. Rsvp if you are going to do this for your Circle. x Brew
We are meeting up soon in London!
– WE being the people AND the books…
Many of you are coming to the We ALL Draw symposium 6-8th November, where we will be meeting and talking about the Circles.
In addition we have a Circles convention on 5th November, before the symposium starts.
This is a chance for us all to meet up, and to collect as many of our sketchbooks together as we can. During the convention we will together curate a show of our books, to be on display during the symposium, and open to the public on the Southbank, London 6-8th November.
Please discuss with your Circle how you wish to proceed. Some older Circles are winding up now and sending all their books to me for the convention and symposium. If your Circle is newer, you could send your books to me, and then I will return them after the symposium to continue their journeys with you.
Let me know what your Circle is planning…and I will supply a postal address for books if they are coming to the convention!
IF your Circle is ending, you can choose either to personally keep one of the books (the one you started) OR to give it to the CIrcles Project for our archive. I am looking for a public home for the books, e.g. in a library / art gallery / college. Any suggestions?
The CONVENTION is part of the week long Southbank Festival of Creativity.
£15 / FREE if you are attending the symposium.
Reserve a place at the convention by e mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are preparing for an exhibition of drawing circles sketchbooks at our We All Draw symposium, Nov 6-8th, Bargehouse, London.
Some of the original circles are drawing to a close now, in sync with the symposium gathering, so that we can view the drawings together. Others are ongoing – we would love to include these in an exhibition at Bargehouse, so if you are OK to have a few week’s break as a Circle, please do send these to us, and we will return them after the symposium, or forward to the next member of the Circle, as appropriate. We will photograph drawings, and create an online review of our first year of drawing together.
Thurs 5th November 3-6pm, Circles Convention, Bargehouse, London. This is free to those attending the symposium, and £20 for those not attending symposium. We will gather together as many of the books from around the world as we can, and together review them and make a show, to be reviewed by the symposium over the following 3 days.
1) Discuss with your Circle whether you are going to send your books to London for the exhibition and review.
2) E mail me to let me know your intentions, and how many books you are sending / delivering / bringing.
3) Let me know whether you plan to attend the Circles convention and / or the symposium.
If you are not attending and would like your books to be in the show and global review please e mail me at email@example.com to arrange delivery. You will need to pay for return postage.
Exciting! I cant wait to see the books, and meet lots of you.
Very warm wishes
I am making pages for each Circle – so that we can group the images in Circles, and see more clearly how the images are changing in each book. At the moment the pages are empty – I will move images into the pages bit by bit. Do all send me images for your Circle. Brew