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Monday, July 18th, 2016
8:45 pm
[ani_bester]
At post at long last
Ok guys, it's been, a little less than three years and . .
No response
Ever.

I am pretty crushed. I thought at least we'd maybe get a form letter.
I checked the address against multiple people in the know and it was correct. I did include a SASE, so I don't think there's much else I can do. I am sure the correct people who handle these things got the book, but beyond that, that's all I know.

I am STILL working on making a copy available, with all the letters pulled as well as art that was requested I pull it.

I am sorry this didn't come sooner, these last few years have been ummmm let me give the short version:
- 2012-2014 my best friend
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Ok guys, it's been, a little less than three years and . .
No response
Ever.

I am pretty crushed. I thought at least we'd maybe get a form letter.
I checked the address against multiple people in the know and it was correct. I did include a SASE, so I don't think there's much else I can do. I am sure the correct people who handle these things got the book, but beyond that, that's all I know.

I am STILL working on making a copy available, with all the letters pulled as well as art that was requested I pull it.

I am sorry this didn't come sooner, these last few years have been ummmm let me give the short version:
- 2012-2014 my best friend <lj- uxer="ellyr_in_ink"> was in and out of the hospital for physical and mental issues. I became her primary caretaker. She was diagnosed a paranois schizophreniac
- Nov 2014 I became pregnant
- Dec 2014 my best friend died
- July 2015 I had my baby.

So things have been a bit hectic and I am just settling down again to struggle with Lulu and get something so that participants can have something!
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
6:25 pm
[ani_bester]
Book Completed and Shipped!!
For those not getting e-mails from the project (and if you are not, let me know!) the book was shipped out today :D :D

Here's one image, and I included more in the e-mail!
HP Art Project shipping!

I'm slowly working on getting the art I have permission to put online on my website and working on getting a printed copy for those who participated.
Monday, March 12th, 2012
4:40 pm
[ani_bester]
FIRST LOOK AT TEH HP ART BOOK!!

ok, here it is! or at lest the first online image.

I'm sorry I couldn't get this up sooner, but I maxed out my data usage on my phone, which is my only camera, so this image has been stuck on my phone for a week (no, no transfer cord either.  It was stuck)

the Harry Potter Art Project bookCollapse )


the pink tags are where I'm marking mistakes...... there are more than I expected.

Posted via LiveJournal app for Android.

Friday, March 2nd, 2012
6:41 pm
[ani_bester]
IT's HERE!! THE BOOK IS HERE!!
I'll post pics and such when I get home (I've got a late night tonight).

ETA:
And no, for sure this ins't the finale version. The cover ended up off center, and just flipping through, I can tell at some point, and image got dropped. So I'll have to work out what happened.

BUT STILL! FIRST DRAFT IS HERE!!!
Friday, February 24th, 2012
12:13 pm
[ani_bester]
NEWS NEWS NEWS
GUYS! I ordered the rought draft of the book last night! It will be to me in FIVE DAYS.
I'm so excited!

I sent a group e-mail on this. The e-mail included a screenshot of the book price (141.00). I did deduct that, plus shipping from the money collected in the paypal account.

Speaking of money, it does look like that -unless there are issues edigint the book and I ahve to order lots of copies- that there will be some left over funds.

So, the original plan was to donate any excess money. So, if you want to start thinking about a charity or a cause I can donate the excess funds to, please do.

I'll make a post for suggestions in a few days. I figure we can donate whatever money is left over in JKR's name.
Thursday, April 28th, 2011
7:18 am
[ani_bester]
Money Use Question
Ok, so first major project purchase my be necessary.

Lulu.com works best with PDF. I've tried fighting the word doc, but I'll loose the text, the size, and part of the formatting.

The free option is this.
Does anyone have a free Doc to PDF converted that is reliable, virus free, and not limited to only five tries? If someone can direct me to a place where I can get a good word to PDF converted then no money spent.

On the other hand, if there is not one, I looks like I will need to buy one, so it'll be about $60.00
Now, here is why I hesitate and go to the group. I'm trying very very very very hard not to personally profit for *anything* in the group funds. Obviously if I buy this program.... I sorta do (hence why I've been looking for a free version).

So, because of that concern, I want to make sure everyone here (are as many as respond) green lights my purchase of this. If there are strong objections though, I will look for another option.

So please let me knwo your thoughts and/or if you have any reliable free options (and preferably legal ^^)
Monday, March 28th, 2011
11:26 am
[ani_bester]
I will be on a vacation until the 31st with no access to my computer.

At this point I think I've responded to 90% of all the e-mails I got, but if you have any questions, or haven't heard from in, in regards to the confirmation letters, feel free to send a follow up :)

Thank you all for your quick responses on this :)
Friday, March 18th, 2011
10:08 am
[ani_bester]
AFAK I am at a convention this weekend. The layouts are still being worked on and if you sent me money, I have gotten it, I just need to confirm it.

I won't have acces to a computer for three days, but I will respond ASAP after that.
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
4:04 pm
[ani_bester]
HP Art Project Notices: Please Read
Binding/Publishing Change
Sadly, because of my continued hiatus issues with the project, pushing everything at the end, and the size of the book, the original person who had volunteered to bind this book no longer is able to due to other commitments. I apologize to everyone who was looking forward to having a hand bound book, because the loss of the book binder was three-parts my mismanaging that aspect of the project combined with misunderstanding the time needed.

But, moving forward, I will now be using an online book service to bind the book. Between the start of the project and now, a lot of rules have shifted and most online book companies will allow the fanart (where as previously most were stricter about that).

Currently I am looking at LuLu.com; however, I have never used any of these services so if anyone has any recommendations, or knows why one is better than another, or why one should be avoided at all costs, please let me know!

Layout Tweaks Coming Soon
Also, per a member suggestion, I will be tweaking the layout, and I'll have the new layout examples up soon.

However, what I posted previously will, most likely, be the online layout has the second layout reveals too much personal information (age, location, letter to JKR) that I suspect most people do not want online.

And yes now worries, there will be a editing. I know there were typos on the beta layouts ^^

Pinch Hitting Due next Week!
In other news THE PINCH HITS ARE DUE SOON! Please, if you were chosen to be a pinch hitter, don't forget to turn these in!

I will no longer be posting on Deviantart.com
Also, and I will send an e-mail out about this, I'm no longer posting on Deviantart because I've gotten multiple viruses form that site multiple times. I consider DA too risky at this time, so updates will be made on LJ only.

I will work out how to have non LJ members able to participate in polls and such, but anon comments are enabled, so anyone can leave a comment, just please sign it so I know who you are.

Thanks!

- Ani
Saturday, March 5th, 2011
9:02 pm
[ani_bester]
ART FORMAT BETA TEST using Book 1 Art
Ok, so I just finished formatting all the book one art work I have (I'm actually only down Chapter 12 at this time).

These ar ethe BETA formats, please please tell me what you think, what would make it better, does the font work (this is the #6 font, called Poor Richard, it won by a landslide).
Real names have been replaced with online names or, in initials if I was unsure of the online name.

Note: There seems to have been a sizing issue with the horizontal artwork in that, at some point, I started getting them the wrong size, which I think was due to a miscommunication I did not catch. Rather than crop the art (bad) I just resized it so it would fit. Suggestions on how will this worked are also welcome.

The Art Work for PS in Beta formattingCollapse )
Sunday, February 27th, 2011
2:12 pm
[ani_bester]
Font to use?
A question for the community. I am trying to decide what font to use when labeling the art with the chapter title and artist.

So far I have these choices.
Font viewsCollapse )

What do you all think? Does anyone have a font suggestion? Preferably free, though if it is agreed on, I could use some funds to purchase a font if everyone thought it was far superior to all others.

Also, if there are any suggestions for fonts to write the introduction and other things in, please let me know.

And, here is the paypal image for this week
The Paypal ImageCollapse )
Thursday, February 24th, 2011
3:18 pm
[ani_bester]
Paypal Update Screenshoot + Thank yous + Pinch Hitting
Wow, so this is a bit overdue, but here is the total amount as of last Sunday. There is more now and I'll try to actually get the amounts posted on time.

Paypal ScreenshotsCollapse )

Any questions or concerns, please feel free to raise them. As I said I want to be as open as humanly possible about this.

Other than that, Pinch Hitter information went out this morning.
Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered, I had a huge response!
I sent an e-mail out only to those who volunteered stating who got which chapter.

While I wait on the Pinch Hitter art I will continue formatting the art I do have in order to be printed in the book. As I complete them, I will be sending the formatted art to each of you for final approval.
Monday, February 21st, 2011
2:17 am
[ani_bester]
Updates and Pinch hitters
ok everyone, I sent out two e-mails

This first shows the updated "received art and payment list" and lets everyone know you have until WED and then I will drop people I've not heard back from.
People who have paid and noting who I have art from

You can see it now also lists who I have art from (if they've paid)

The second e-mail covered pinch hitters
If you want to be one, please respond to that e-mail :)

And that should be that!
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
1:40 pm
[ani_bester]
Updates and Happiness
Ok, once again, I am mostly caught up on replaces and confirming payments and going through double checks right now. If you sent me a question or payment prior to yesterday and haven't heard back you may need to re-send it, though I do think I've caught everything.

And taking a look at things, I am so SO excited and I can't thank you enough. Almost everyone involved in this project has now either paid or contacted me about paying. I'm guessing we'll only need around 30 pinch hitters - probably less - when all is said and done, and really for this project, that is not so much.

Right now I am concentrating on getting the art all squared away. I have been slowest at that and I apologize, especially to anyone using yousendit as I keep letting those time out and I am so sorry.

I'm slightly more behind than where I wanted to be because last Friday, I lost my monitor, so that made it a little harder to save art! It's back now and again, I am working hard to catch up. That's also why the paypal hasn't been posted for this week, so provided I don't forget tonight that will go up.

Other than that, we are making amazing progress and I am hoping to get everything square dup this weekend, send out pinch hitter requests, and start formatting art for printing!
Saturday, February 12th, 2011
12:44 pm
[ani_bester]
Ok, I am caught up on all (As far as I know) payments and questions.

And I just sent out a mass e-mail to this affect.
Please respond here if you do not get the e-mail. It means either you address is not on the contact list or it is bouncing (I have 14-16 that are bouncing, and I'm trying to find other ways to contact these people).

The website has the most updated payment list:
http://oshinchan.com/hpartfinished (the title is wrong, oops that's a list of people who paid, not submitted art ^^)
Sunday, February 6th, 2011
7:41 pm
[ani_bester]
Deadlin etime!
Just FYI it is deadline day. I will accept things that are squeaked in.
I also got LOTS of e-mails, so except it to take a while with responses.

Don't worry if it takes a few days!

ETA: Yeah as of this morning I have over 150 e-maila, so it will take some time because not only do I need to respond, but I need to correctly record everything ^^
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
7:22 pm
[ani_bester]
Updates!
Ok, thanks to a Texas ice storm I didn't get what I wanted done last night; however, it lead to impassable roads so, I got more than I dreamed done this today!

Huzzah.

All e-mails have been responded to.
I sent on the deadline reminders.
And I updated the website
I've listed the paid for spots here
This is regardless of whether I have art not, as I figured people who have paid, even if they've not submitted art yet, will submit art. :)

Uhh it was done fairly quickly so if you see a mistake, please let me know.

Once again, I want to thank everyone for their patience and dedication to this project.
Monday, January 31st, 2011
11:26 am
[ani_bester]
Paypal Updates and Deadlines
Here is the current total in paypal.
I am caught up in replying up until 1/28 with one or two exceptions. I am hoping to catch up through the weekend this evening.

Paypal recordsCollapse )

A quick note here, I am showing the money that has been withdrawn, which is nothing. You can see the total and then, had I used any money, you'd see the debit here.

I am doing this because I feel I need to account more for what goes out than what goes in and because the page that has the money sent in has real names and would take lots and lots of blacking out, so this is faster.

However, if it will make y'all feel more comfortable to see both, please let me know and I will accommodate that.

Thanks!



We are in the LAST WEEK to accept donation and art. So please, don't forget.

Thank to everyone for all your efforts!
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
11:01 am
[ani_bester]
Paypal Image
Ok, so here is an image of what I had in paypal as of yesterday morning.
As you can see, nothing has been rmeoved yet.

The number is not a multiple of 5 because paypal has a small fee, so nothing is overe 5 or 10 even.

Paypal RecordsCollapse )

I am still confirming things. Sadly I only got 5 done last night, but I was beat and confirming money isn't something I want to do while falling asleep at my desk.

But I am getting money, so if paypal confirmed it, I can't imagine I don't have it, but I will get through perosnal confirmation ASAP.
Monday, January 17th, 2011
11:18 am
[ani_bester]
Update
Just FYI, I am still going though and confirming e-mails; I've got a few people who said they never got the e-mail, so I'm making sre they get it, and yes, I did forget to put the balance up Sunday.

I remembered this morning as I was leaving for work >.>
I'll try and get that screen-capped and up late tonight (I get home around 11:30 pm)

Also, I've been working on layouts, and getting a dummy layout (Ie one that won't work in a book, but shows hw things go together) to show y'all how it is looking.
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