Friday, September 14, 2012

Queen Bees Zine Swap

This swap has dragged on for months and I am the reason.
I have 3 zines piled up on my desk and I should only have one! For one thing, I am a procrastinator and for another, Inspiration has been more elusive than usual.
This is Carole's zine.
"Memories from my Childhood".
I've had it since the the beginning of August (umm, that means, a month?) and it took that long for an idea to perculate to the surface.
Patty's lingered in my possesion for two months before I came up with something and sent it off without a photograph or post.
I am vowing to do better.
It's helped that summer is nearly over and my head it back in the game.
But back to Carole's zine.....
It's  not like her zine wasn't inspiring enough!
Each of the tabs had a prompt,
"memories", "stories", "jokes", "wisdom".
She had some fabric hanging out, which encouraged me to not worry about perfection.
Here is my spread.
One month of mulling over it.
Two and a half hours to execute.
A short anecdote about home made play clothes, made from double polyester and hideous contrasting colors.
What can I say.
It was the 1960s.
I am very happy with my pages.
Just wish I didn't drag my heels so long before getting down to business!
Packed it and mailed it before the glue was completely dry.
Nearly forgot to photograph it in my haste to move it on to Linda!
Next on the drawing board-
Margaret's "The Bra That Could Turn Back Time".
I have a germ of an idea for it.
Hopefully I can get it done before this month is out!
Oh,  by the way, my own zine has returned to me.
It has already made the rounds (literally around the world) which is all the more embarrassing that I am not moving everyone else's along in a timely fashion!
I haven't opened it, letting it sit until I fullfill my obligations.
Yes, the envelope from Switzerland is still sealed!
It wouldn't be fair or right for me to enjoy my zine when no one else can enjoy theirs!
Watch this space for future reveals.


Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Hopefully artists will understand ....these are simply magnificent! Be at Peace and go with the reality that we are all human. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Jill said...

Oh how that singer sang! Love your pages Nathalie! It's awesome to see some of your drawings again. And, how very self disciplined of you to let your zine sit sealed. Or, just crazy. :)

Tammy said...

That sounds like a fun project! But I am such a procrastinator, too. And creativity has not abounded around here of late. I would probably be in the same boat as you. Wishing you all the best in getting things rolling right along. Have fun! Best wishes, Tammy

Margaret said...

All good things come to those who wait Nathalie and we bees are good at waiting so no worries there! I think your collecting theme was probably the easiest, I just had to look in my cupboard and there was my inspiration! Mx

~*~Patty S said...

ditto what Margaret said...good things are worth waiting for

I wonder if I sent out my prayer flags if everyone would not open them until the end of the year LOL

Love what you did in Carole's are naughty keeping me in suspense tho Missy ;)


Linda Jo said...

Yes, we Bees are very patient! More patient than we should be.... haha but that's why we get along... we let our muses work as slowly as needed. I love your drawings.... and now Carole's zine is here on my desk...waiting on me.....

Linda Jo said... are too hard on yourself....