Thanks to a fellow BostonHandmade member, I found out about the Sketchbook project: "Like a concert tour, but with sketchbooks."
The idea is gloriously simple: Charge a minimal fee. Distribute identical sketchbooks. State a theme. When the books return, display them.
When the deadline arrived, I still had blank pages. So on the opening page, I wrote "... starts as a blank page." Then I cut up other blanks and used them to insert text: Inspired by these bits, I trimmed the drawings themselves. Now the pages peek through from behind, urging you to turn them:The pages are empty except for the words "then returns/to silence." I love my little book. Now it goes off to join the others.