I haven’t written about Stencil Nation in a while because things have once again gone to the backburner. After a burst of activity a few weeks ago, the pace has slowed. The book went back to the designer and then kind of faded away from view. I did fill the time promoting the book at a book show, making photocopy fliers to hand out, and meeting with a scholar from Melbourne, Australia and taking her on two tours of street art in San Francisco. Then the website project picked up, and is now about to be finished. Then I got the word from Jennifer at Manic D that I need to meet with her tomorrow and see the final version of the book. After that, it’ll go off to the printers here in the USA (fuel prices nixed China and the weak dollar nixed Canada) for a first run of 3,000 copies. Exciting! This means I’ll once again begin to focus on book promotions. Now that June 1 is on for a deadline, and I know that there are hundreds of artists from dozens of countries, I’ll be able to get a post card printed up. Now that the website will be done and live, I’ll be able to put the url on all the promo instead of Stencil Archive. Now I’ll have to start working on the lecture that I plan on giving up the coast in June. It’s all in my head, but needs to be digitized for the masses. This’ll all be fun fun fun. Also worked a bit on finding lodging up the coast and Janet in Toronto let me know that she’s making new stencils for her window display (and has promotions rolling for the book too). Kim in Seattle will be on the road with me for a couple of shows and Amy Rice might try to hook up a party at her exhibit space in Seattle while I’m there. Oh, need to move forward on figuring out a stencil mural at CELLspace too. Might be my first solo stencil mural since my peeps aren’t bugging to help. So, April finds Stencil Nation on the roll. Hope you’ll get to join in on it.