Sunday, November 15, 2009

Have you heard of a "zine"?

It's like a magazine. But not. It's smaller. And handmade. And...well...here's a link to someone who explains it better than me...
In my desperation for an art project a few months back, I signed up for a zine exchange.
And " F I G " was born.
What a blast this was to make. It's 20 pages...quarter-page in size...and fun to hold in my hand. Each cover is a mini collage made of bits of paper and fabric scraps...uniquely made for each one. No two are alike. I made them on paint samples...they were the perfect size. Can you say, "reuse"? I made 12...I'm sending 10 to the host of the exchange...and one to my friend Jeannine. I hope they're well-received.

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The family is gone again today...day two of the baseball tourney. They left at 6:30am...and I've been sipping coffee and reading blogs since. Well, after I got a load of laundry going, that is.
My plans for the day are...do laundry, make art, take pictures, cook a good dinner. I don't know what yet. But whatever it is...it's going to be good. And it's going to include kale, new potatoes and onions...all from the CSA. It's been such a busy week we haven't eaten much but some apples and the mandarins.
The timer just buzzed...oatmeal must be ready. It's a special blend my Aunt Lisa shared with me...and it is SO good. She read on my blog that I was craving iron and she showed up at my work with a Mason jar full of her special oatmeal. Thanks Aunt Lisa! Time for breakfast!

5 comments:

dmoms said...

have a great day!

mominsanity said...

I have heard of zines but have never been creative enough to actually come up with content for one. Good for you!

Beegirl said...

I subscribed to Artitude Zine for a bit. Seems there are quite a few floating around on flickr. Love your Fig Zine. Very lovely work!

Kelly said...

I am enjoying oatmeal this morning too. :)

Cool zines!

Nancy said...

FIG...love it. They look darling.