Day 2 of Spring Break found us counting pages–again–and organizing the layout–again. N decided we needed more for the Music portion of the zine. A short brainstorming session resulted in: 1) N deciding to write about one of her favorite albums with Sean writing a brief intro for the band. And 2) sending a please, please, please message to friend-from-way-back Art Heffron who works with Music Artists, promoting their sound, arranging venues, photographing them (yep, he is also a talented photographer), and just being awesome like him–in the Denver area. Art has generously agreed to write an article about one of the musicians he works with and has the joy to know–bless him!
Day 3 of Spring Break was a day of rest that bled into today, Day 4. Actually, a section page was built Day 3, and some “top 10” opinions were expressed. Today: other than posting this quite late, L will likely putter around with refining some lists, and —yay–updating our “fund-raising for the Germany trip” log : two checks in the mail today! And maybe she will corner Sean about one itty-bitty addition to the Cover…a stamp reading Spring 2011… you know, in case we see more of this TalyaWren in the future.
Art’s work (Denver, Colorado): Strings & Wood Concerts site and myspace. Also, check out his photography site.
photograph is N, Early Fall 2010, listening to music while writing…a commonplace sighting.
I am so thrilled at the moment I having trouble typing up this post! but I so want to share that I will persevere despite the pauses.
So, a short while back it was thought that “Wouldn’t it be great to feature an author interview in the zine?” Yes–that would be great–good idea. The Who was hardly in question. How about the author of N’s favorite book (for years running and through several annual readings) Alex and the Ironic Gentleman? Adrienne Kress has a great website with all sorts of information on how to contact her…
N wrote up questions she wanted to ask Ms. Kress, like “What inspired you to write Alex and the Ironic Gentleman?” and “Which old lady from your book creeps you out the most? (For me it’s Poppy. Ugh.)”. Nice, huh?
And then she wrote up an email. It begins like this:
Hi, I’m Natalya (10 years old) and I absolutely adore Alex and the Ironic Gentleman. I have read several excellent books since I first read Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and it still remains at the top of my list. When I get to publishing (I am writing a novel currently) I hope to be as good as you!
Today, Adrienne Kress returned with a gracious reply and answer of: “sure! I’d love to do the interview. Can I get it back to you sometime next week?”
I am so excited! I can’t wait ’til N finds out!
The zine was already going to be Fantastic, of course!–but what a great addition to the TalyaWren!
Thank you to those who helped us meet the first part of our fund raising goal–the second payment! April 1st will be the final payment, and the largest. Meanwhile, we are basking in the happiness of today and dropping off that money order!
So Happy Valentine’s Day!
and Thank You for sharing your love and support!
today’s post is brought to you by the letter C.
Contributors: We have received some great submissions of Art and Writing. [Thank You!] While we have been exerting energy toward drumming up monetary support, with the submission dead-line for the zine-contributions past*, we are now going to be putting more energy into our Money Contributors. We are looking for Creative forms other than drafting reminder letters… thanks to those who have already sent cash/check—you have helped us secure our spot with all the necessary deposits. Now to meet the larger April 1st Deadline.
Content: lists of what we have are made and organized. Sean suggests we cartoon out our pages for the sake of maximized communication; such is being done for the Features we have devised. And InDesign is up and running. InDesign has been good to us in the past and we plan to create content in it as well as import pages—yep, some of the cut & paste will actually be credited to scissor and glue stick.
Cover: Sean was –er— commissioned to do the Cover of TalyaWren; paid in hugs and praise and thumping pats on the back. We are really excited as the finished product is almost ready! The stages have been fun to watch. And while Sean complains of a rusty hand at this, his work is good. The pics are from the other day, but much has been done since. I can’t wait to show you the finished Cover!
*if you missed the deadline and are still interested: leave a comment here or e-mail me or message me on facebook.